Brookland Is Getting Figgy With It!

by Shani on September 10, 2012

Wandering the streets of Brookland lately, I have noticed a good number of fig trees thriving and starting to produce some nice sized figs. Here are a handful of fig trees from Newton, Otis, Irving, and 12th Streets, as well as a tiny alley dweller.

A few years ago my wife and I had a tapas party. The hit of the night was figs stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in bacon. I know it may sound a bit crazy, but they were delicious! Here is the recipe:

Ingredients: Ripe figs, mild goat cheese (the creamy, spreadable kind), bacon

Directions: Cut off the fig stem. Slice the side of each fig and stuff with goat cheese. Wrap bacon around each fig. Overlap the end of the bacon strips and make sure the goat cheese is covered so it doesn’t ooze out. Bake the figs at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. We like our bacon extra crispy so we finished them off by broiling for another minute or two. Warm, sweet savory ooey-gooey goodness awaits! They are a bit messy so factor that into your plans.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Damali September 11, 2012 at 7:36 am

We can grow figs? Hot dang! I love me some figs! Fig bacon jam, here I come!

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Ian September 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

If anyone wants fig trees, I have many small ones (12″) in pots that I’d be happy to give away.

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Matt September 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Ian -

We’d love to have on of your figs – if they haven’t been snapped up! Give me a holler – williams.matthew [at] gmail.com

Thanks!
m

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Helen Stewart September 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I love figs, also!!! I would love to have some!

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Scott September 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Oh me too! Do you happen to have one left?

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Ian September 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I have a bunch. Email me at ijmacfarlane {at} verizon.net if you’re interested.

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Daniel wolkoff September 24, 2012 at 1:14 am

I’d like a young fig tree too,, thanks Daniel

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Ian September 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

Shoot me an email at ijmacfarlane (at) verizon.net.

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Helen Stewart September 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Ian:

I would definitely love to have a tree or two if you have any left! I LOOOOOVE fresh figs!

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Helen Stewart September 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I would love to have a tree or two if you have any left!

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Ian September 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I have a bunch. Email me at ijmacfarlane {at} verizon.net if you’re interested.

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