Mom Knows Best : Love Is In The Air With Orchard Choice Fig Spreads And A Giveaway

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love Is In The Air With Orchard Choice Fig Spreads And A Giveaway





   Valentines day is a day for love. It is a day for old and new lovers to spend time with each other. The way I show love to my husband on Valentines day is by making something special in the kitchen. My husband worked in the restaurant business for many years and that meant working on Valentines day. So we like to stay home on this special day and enjoy a meal that I made with love. This Valentines day my love meal with have figs in it as they are not only tasty but so good for you. Here are some fascinating facts about figs. My favorite is perfect for Valentines day--The fig tree is a symbol of abundance, fertility and sweetness.  Figs are also very healthy as they are full of fiber and calcium. I love that Fig puree can be used to replace fat in baked goods.

I was sent some yummy fig spreads along with a bag of dried figs to use for my lovers day meal. I was sent four jars of fig spread in yummy flavors like:

                                 California Orange  Summer's best figs laced with a tangy twist of orange

 Balsamic Pepper  Sweet, earthy and bursting with fig flavor

 Port Wine sweet figs join sassy balsamic vinegar and spicy black pepper

                     Organic Mission Fig Imagine sweet, luscious figs drenched in port  


These California fig spreads are made with naturally sun-dried figs and taste so awesome! The spreads have a nice sweetness to them and can be used in a variety of ways from a spread on toast to a glaze for meat. I love that these spreads are:

 Non-GMO
 Vegetarian
Nut Allergen-Free
Gluten-Free
Cholesterol-Free
Sodium-Free

My favorite way to use the California Orange Fig Spreads is to pour some over a brick of cream cheese and serve with crackers. This will make a great appetizer for my Valentines meal. I will make grilled cheese sandwiches with the Balsamic Pepper fig spread for our main course. My lovers meal will end with Chocolate Fig Bon Bons. My husband and I will enjoy Valentines day with a great meal made with California figs. Love will be in the air.










To learn more about these yummy fig spreads, click on the below links.





I have a awesome giveaway for my readers to win 4 jars of Orchard Choice Fig Spreads and a package of dried figs so you too can make a fig amazing meal. Just enter on the Form below and good luck!



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99 comments:

  1. The fig & bacon cheddar bites sound awesome!

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  2. I love spreads! They always boost the taste!

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  3. Oohhh... I'd make the Fig & Cognac Bread Pudding!
    http://www.valleyfig.com/content/fig-and-cognac-bread-pudding

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  4. The Fig & Bacon Cheddar Bites recipe!

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  5. Bacon-Wrapped Figs with Maple Snakebite Glaze & Goat Cheese Dip I would make this

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  6. The fig and goat cheese squares sound amazing! I'd definitely try it.

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  7. My wife buys these up.. she loves anything fig.

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  8. These look interesting - I've never heard of a product like that before. I checked out the site and would love to make Dark Chocolate Bark with Figs & Nuts!!

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  9. I've been crazy about bread lately. I would make the Fig Nut Bread.

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  10. NO doubt I want to try the Fig, Beef and Olive Empanadas

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  11. The Applesauce Snackcake with Dried Figs sounds really interesting.

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  12. I would prepare the The fig and bacon cheddar bites. All with bacon is good

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  13. I would love to try the Fig and Hazelnut Mocha Meringues.

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  14. I would like to try the beef, olive, and fig empanadas.

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  15. I would make Broccoli Salad with Figs.

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  16. I would like to try the Chicken Saute with Fig-Olive Tapenade .

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  17. The empanaditas look wonderful.

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  18. The Lemon-Fig Bread with Almond Streusel sounds awesome! I'd work on making it gluten-free and vegan though ;)

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  19. The fig nut bread and lemon fig bread both sound awesome!!

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  20. That sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I would make "I Love You" Brownie-Fig Pie.

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  22. I would make the chocolate fig bon bons.

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  23. amy guillaume lindermanFebruary 14, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    the Lemon-Fig Bread with Almond Streusel sounds sooo good

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  24. I would make Cheesecake Mousse with Fig Orange Sauce (Sweetheart Parfaits)

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  25. I would make the Apple Fig Crumble and sub coconut flour for the all purpose flour, to make it gluten free.

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  26. I would love to gve the Broccoli Salad with Figs a try. We love both broccoli and figs so this would be divine.
    ellen beck on form

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  27. I would make this Garlic Shrimp Fig Tapenade as an appetizer for a weekend get together. http://www.valleyfig.com/content/garlic-shrimp-fig-tapenade

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  28. I pinned the giveaway. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/138204282291202246/

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  29. I like the Best Almond and Fig cake. I love figs and this recipe is very easy to make, or seems to be.

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  30. The fig and banana bread looks delicious!

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  31. Brocolli salad and fig, we have broccoli salad each week, but I hadn't thought of fig

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  32. Fig, Beef and Olive Empanaditas

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  33. I would like to try the fig bars.

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  34. The recipe for Apple Fig Crumble looks delicious

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  35. I would like to make the Fig & Bacon Cheddar Bites.
    Brittney House

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  36. I would make Gorgonzola Cheese Filling with Walnuts and Figs

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  37. I'd love to try the Mushrooms Stuffed with Fig, Bacon, Spinach and Blue Cheese

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  38. I'd love to make the fig, beef, and olive empanada. Sounds so yummy.

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  39. I would like to make the Apple-Fig crumble.

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  40. I reallyyyy want to make that sandwich, it looks SO yummy!

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  41. I would make Apple-Fig Crumble for dessert. It looks and sounds amazing.
    Wendy McBride
    wendym at cableone dot net

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  42. I love grilled cheese but never had it like this!

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  43. I would love to make the Fig and Hazelnut Mocha Meringues.

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  44. There are so many recipes I would like to make, but since I have to pick just one I think it would be the Broccoli Salad with Figs

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  45. I would make the toast with fig spread. It is like a dessert. So GOOF. Also Bacon wrapped figs is yummy

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  46. I would make Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Fig and Maple Sauce

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  47. I would add it to some crackers with some fine cheese....mmmm

    http://www.mammassafetycorner.com

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  48. the fig and hazelnut mocha meringues sound amazing.thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  49. I might make Fig-Stuffed Pork Chops. It sounds delicious!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  50. I'd like to make the turkey cutlets with citrus fig sauce.

    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  51. I would love to make the Fig and Hazelnut Mocha Chocalate.

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  52. I would make Fig and Hazelnut Mocha Meringues. Sounds delish!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  53. Rice Pudding with Figs and Cardamom sounds great to me

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  54. I'd love to try the Lemon-Fig Bread with Almond Streusel.

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  55. I'd love to try the Chocolate Fig Crinkles!

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  56. I'd like to try making the Homemade Fig Energy Bars. Thank you!

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  57. I would like to try the Fig and Hazelnut Mocha Meringues. They look yummy.

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  58. I would want to make the Fig and Hazelnut Mocha Meringues!

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  59. I WOULD MAKE THE I LOVE YOU BROWNIE FIG PIE. I WOULD ALSO MAKE CHOCOLATE FIG CRINKLE COOKIES.

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  60. I would like the Lemon-Fig Bread with Almond Streusel!

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  61. I want to try their Fig, Beef and Olive Empanaditas

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  62. It was hard to choose, so many looked good! I think I would try the Chicken Saute with Fig-Olive Tapenade

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  63. I would want to make the best almond and fig cake recipe. It sounds delicious!

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  64. There are quite a few recipes that look great, one of the ones I'm interested in making is the Fig, Beef and Olive Empanaditas.

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  65. I would make the Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Fig and Maple Sauce it sounds so amazing the family would love it for dinner

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  66. I think I would make a dessert first! I would try the Fig and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake! It sounds sooooo delicious! Thanks for asking! Michele :)

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  67. I pinned this giveaway on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http://momknowsbest15.blogspot.com/2015/02/love-is-in-air-with-orchard-choice-fig.html?spref%3Dpi&description=mom+knows+best+:+Love+Is+In+The+Air+With+Orchard+Choice+Fig+Spreads...&media=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C_CN2sYmbc0/VNlyBKubS_I/AAAAAAAAIe4/raL4mUs_JGo/s1600/IMG_20150209_165507.jpg

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  68. I would love to make the Chewy Ginger Molasses Fig Cookies. I would almost feel healthy while eating them! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  69. I would love to make the Herbed Goat Cheese and Fig Spread.

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  70. I would like to make the Mushrooms Stuffed with Fig, Bacon, Spinach and Blue Cheese.

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  71. I want to try the recipe for Rustic Caramelized Onion Tart with Figs, Turkey, Blue Cheese and Walnuts.

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  72. I looked at several of the recipes and most called for cut up figs, not using the jarred variety. I would give them a closer look...but for now, making a grilled ham/cheese and fig sandwich really makes me hungry!!

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  73. I'd try Focaccia with Figs and Gruyere Cheese.

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  74. I would love to try the Fig and Hazelnut Mocha Meringues.
    Sarah Oswald

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  75. I would make the Chicken Saute with Fig-Olive Tapenade. It sounds like it would taste delicious.

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  76. I would totally make the Chunky Chocolate and Fig Sugar Cookie.

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  77. I think this sounds good: Broccoli Salad with Figs.

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  78. I lime this Fig, Beef and Olive Empanaditas

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  79. I would make Couscous with Carrots, Figs and Pine Nuts because I love cous cous and it could be kept in the refrigerator for a healthy snack.

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  80. Pin link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/537406168011067368/

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  81. The Broccoli salad with figs sounds great.thanks for sharing.

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  82. Lemon-Fig Bread with Almond Streusel

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  83. I'd make the Boston Brown Bread with Figs.

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  84. For a nice meal I would love to try the Flank Steak Ribbons with Pear-Fig Salad recipe for my family.

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  85. I adore figs! The Lemon Infused Pearl Couscous with Figs is a genius idea for a sidedish!

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  86. I would make the Broccoli Salad with Figs.

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  87. I would make the Fig and Cranberry Orange Muffins. They would make the perfect breakfast.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  88. Pinned
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/81909286948492171/
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  89. I would love to try the I Love You" Brownie-Fig Pie

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  90. I would make the Fig Nut Bread! Looks yummy!!

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