Shopping: Gettin’ Figgy With It

The holiday song may demand figgy pudding, but frankly, we’d rather receive these fig-themed goodies.

A long-lasting Violet Fig Candle $17 that can neutralize the smell of cigarette smoke. Ah, the French. L’Occitane, Ala Moana Center, 949-0800.

Mission Dipping & Drizzling Oil (far left), with Point Reyes blue cheese and figs, $14.50, and the Mission Fig Kalamata Olive Tapenade $9. Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center, 951-5006.

Versatile and decadent Fig Balsamic Vinegar (left) $14, available at Red Pineapple, Ward Center, 593-2733.

Outrageously rich Dalmatia spread $4.99 contains figs hand-picked in Croatia. Carried at some Safeway locations.

Thymes’ Fig Leaf & Cassis line includes a foaming milk bath $6 and body lotion $23. Carried at multiple locations, visit

A universally flattering lip color. Once Upon a Shine Gloss in “Fig,” $13.50. Origins, Ala Moana Center, 947-2414.

This delicious recipe, courtesy of the Halekulani, puts figs to good use.


1 2 1/2 pound roasted whole chicken
2 bunches ‘Aiea watercress
2 bunches micro greens
8 mission figs, cut in halves
8 yellow teardrop tomatoes
8 red teardrop tomatoes
1/2 cup tarragon vinaigrette (see recipe below)

Debone the roasted chicken, chill and place one breast piece and one deboned thigh on top of the bunch of watercress. Garnish with four figs and four each red and yellow teardrop tomatoes. Top off with a small bunch of micro greens or baby lettuce, then drizzle with the tarragon vinaigrette. (Serves two.)

(approximately 25 servings)

9 ounces tarragon vinegar
7 ounces Dijon mustard
1 ounce garlic, chopped
1/4 ounce white pepper
2 1/2 ounces parsley, chopped
6 ounces mayonnaise
3/4 ounce fresh tarragon
3 1/2 ounces onion, chopped
3/4 quart light salad oil or olive oil
3/4 quart water
1 ounce salt

Blend all ingredients together, except oil, for one minute. Gradually add the oil while continuing to blend. Ready to serve.