This week our friends Mardee and Mal gave us a bag of figs from their organic trees. Neither Stu nor I had ever eaten a fresh fig but we are now converts!
But we already had a house full of fresh fruit, including 2 crates of organic peaches that we had purchased from a little roadside hut near us!
So I turned to my cook books for inspiration and found several interesting recipes which would allow us to retain the taste of these summer treats and enjoy them in winter.
Over the last few days I have made 4 jars of spiced fig chutney, 6 jars of spiced plum chutney, 10 jars of plum jam and 4 jars of pickled cucumbers!
Even after all this cooking we still have heaps of peaches left over for our bircher muesli during the week...