about 5 years ago, we went on a typical beach trip down to the gulf of mexico. while we were there, we stopped in at one of the sketchiest flea markets we have ever encountered-scary, almost. when we spotted a vendor selling plants, we stopped to see what was available and took a chance on a tiny fig tree. the first few years, the little tree hung on as we moved it from spot to spot hoping to find a happy home for it. we diligently wrapped it up in cardboard and blankets and covered it in plastic each winter. it wasn’t until we put it in it’s current spot that it decided to grow and grow it has-about 9 feet tall now. better still is the fact that it is producing fruit at a rate that has me picking figs by the dozen.
the recipe called for only 1/3 cup sugar so i added a couple tablespoons of pure honey
after cooking, the mixture is pureed and water, wine and lemon juice is added. the recipe called for port but we were out of port so i subbed cabernet sauvignon.