I’m not sure what it is about figs and lemons, but when I eat them I always think about those lovely times I had in Italy all those years ago. I am not the world’s greatest adventurer, but even at this point in the pandemic I am dreaming of far-off places. While escaping from the every day isn’t able to lift my spirits at the moment, this fig and lemon jam certainly can. The sweetness of the fig combined with the tart lemon zing is to die for.
We’re heading into warmer weather here — spring is just around the corner — and what better way to celebrate than with a recipe tastes as though it’s been infused with sunshine. This delicious fig and lemon jam is delicious. It also reminds me on Sorrento and the time I spent walking the cobblestoned streets of Sorrento in Italy’s south-west where many of the street vendors sold fresh figs and where lemons grew in abundance in the gardens of the locals.
The figs in Italy were so plump and I loved feasting on their figgy juiciness. They were cheap too!
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