Marmellata di Fichi

Just before yesterday’s downpour – yes it actually rained here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House I picked 15kgs of figs from the massive tree in the garden, and sat under the shade of a parasol quietly quartering the ripe fruit.  The day was balmy and warm, a slight breeze which managed until the final few kilos to keep the pesky wasps away made the job pleasantly satisfying.

Today once again out came the jam pan and I made lots of fig marmalade.  This time I added Limoncello to one batch, a new flavour, cannot wait to try it for breakfast!  Now ther is enough to see us through until next summer and there are still more figs to pick!