The Cherry on Top
Modern lifestyle advice with a Traditional Chinese Medicine twist
I hope everyone has had a great summer! It certainly has been tremendous weather. If your lucky enough to have a fig tree you may have an abundance to use up this weekend.
Figs are considered a neutral temperature in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terms with a sweet flavour.
What are there benefits? they nourish your energy (Qi) and the stomach & spleen (digestive organs) and blood as well as regulating the heart.
Enjoy them raw or cooked.
Try panfrying in butter with a bit brown sugar or maple syrup, just until carmel starts to form. Top with plain yoghurt.
100g light brown soft sugar
120ml apple cider vinegar
300g chopped fresh figs
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp flaky sea salt
Put all the ingredients in a pan and bring to a gentle simmer for 1 hr, uncovered, stirring occasionally until it gets sticky and jammy. Spoon into a clean Kilner jar. That’s it. You’re done.
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