also, couldn't find a link to the tart recipe (that's how old it is), but here it is from my databse:
Lavender Fig Tart
Active Work Time: 20 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
1 1/4 cups flour plus extra flour for rolling
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup butter plus extra for greasing
2 to 3 tablespoons water
* Combine flour, sugar, salt and butter in food processor or mixing bowl and cut together until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to come together. Remove from bowl and knead lightly and briefly to make smooth mass. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
* When chilled, remove plastic wrap and place dough on well-floured work surface. Roll out into circle roughly 11 inches in diameter. Fold in quarters and transfer to buttered 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Unfold and gently press into pan. Trim rim 1 inch from pan edge and fold extra dough between pan and dough rim to make taller edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
* Bake at 425 degrees until firm and rim begins to brown, about 10 minutes.
1 pound fresh figs
1 (8-ounce) jar raspberry jam
1 tablespoon water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon minced lavender leaves
Barely sweetened whipped cream
* Trim stems from figs and cut crosses in tops, coming down nearly to bottom, so fig will open like a flower. Heat jam, water and lemon juice over medium-high heat until smooth and flowing. Cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture through strainer into baked tart crust. Spread evenly across bottom.
* Arrange figs in tart, pressing them open first and then arranging to cover as much of bottom as possible. Combine sugar and lavender in small bowl and stir to combine. Strain out chunks of lavender and sprinkle flavored sugar over top of figs. Bake at 425 degrees until figs soften, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly and serve with whipped cream.