Serious Eats: Recipes
Author Margaret Maron's Fig Preserves
North Carolina-based mystery author Margaret Maron just published her twenty-fifth title, Sand Sharks. Maron, like her protagonist Judge Deborah Knott, grew up working on a farm and did her fair share of fruit-picking and jam-making. Even though she's got another deadline fast approaching for her 2010 book, Maron is sneaking away from her keyboard this month to pick figs from her three backyard bushes. Of all the jars in her pantry, her aunt's fig preserves are always the quickest to disappear, so she graciously shared the recipe with us.