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Fresh figs are wonderful! They're in season in many places right now, so enjoy them while you can...
I hope I didn't freak you out too much last week by pointing out that most figs have bugs in them—tiny wasps that basically dissolve within the fruit as it ripens—because fresh figs are wonderful! They're in season in many places right now, so enjoy them while you can.
Due to a vacationing neighbor's goodwill, my husband and I have been figging out for the past few days. We pick huge handfuls of figs from her tree each evening, and yet the ground is still splattered with a surplus. Here are a few of the ways we've been enjoying them, thanks for your suggestions and other sources:
1) Maple Roasted Blue Cheese Figs
Slice off the stems cut a small "X" in the top of the fig, and arrange on a foil-lined baking tray. Stuff a few pieces of blue cheese into the cut top of each fig. Drizzle with maple syrup and bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees. If it's a small batch, just use the toaster oven.