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April 23, 2009

My creative space

I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.

From left:
  • Deep fruit bowl laden with feijoas

  • Glass jars waiting to be sterilised

  • Sugar

Have you seen feijoas before?

They're a plump little fruit closely related to the guava and native to Brazil. The yellow flesh is sweet and has a slightly gritty texture. And I have kilos and kilos of them, from a tree in my parents' garden.

So, jars have been duly hoarded; the sugar shipped in. Its jam-making time at our place.

Preparing the feijoas is a fair bit of work (the green skin needs to be peeled off each egg-sized fruit), but its all worthwhile. Feijoas make a fantastic candy-flavoured preserve, which is perfect served smeared over warm fluffy scones and topped with lashing of cream.

I just hope I don't meet with the same jam-making accident that befell me last year. A scalded tongue can be so painful!

Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space (or to join in), head over here.


  1. Mr Badskirt's mom introduced me to feijoa's when we visited them in Auckland. I loved them so much. Cutting them open and eating their somewhat sandy, but delicious interior with spoon.

    thank for you a happy, but almost forgotten, memory!

  2. Wow - I've never seen those before. I hope you will show us the end result!

  3. I've never seen those before. interesting looking. sounds like it would be good on scones. Anything to make them taste sweeter for me :p

  4. The first time I'd ever heard of feijoas was on Cook and the Chef. Good luck with your jam making! (I thought it was standard for someone to be injured during jam making, somehow - at least in our house!).

  5. We had a feijoa at our old place but I confess I just thought that they seemed like a lot of hard work so never did anything with them.

    Don't burn yourself & have fun.

  6. wow I have never seen or heard of them before. Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead!!

  7. I've never heard of feijoa's. But I'm always will to try some yummy handmade jams :)

  8. Ahhhh..... feijoas... I think I might have mentioned how sentimental I am about them. Memories of childhood.

  9. Not heard of them before, they look a bit figgish. I presume the 'j' is prenounced 'h'? Just asking, cause I don't want to make an ass of myslef in the Grocer's!!

  10. They are called pineapple guavas over here, and they are yuuummmyyy. Little Miss Flossy has a chocolate-feijoa cake recipe that is supposed to be to-die-for. I never got to try it out, but I heard plenty of rave reviews. :p


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