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January 25, 2009

Eye Spy ... something beginning with J

I am playing along with Cindy's fun Eye Spy meme each Sunday. This week the lovely Lauren of Lauren Williams Handmade has returned us to purist Eye Spy. The theme she has chosen is I Spy Something Beginning with J.

Here's my "j" ...

Its the very end of a batch of jam that I made with a couple of kilos of feijoas last year. It was the first time I had tried eating feijoas - or making jam, for that matter. The fruit makes a very sweet preserve with an unusual, almost gritty, texture. I kept the fruit quite chunky and its been fabulous with fresh-baked, fluffy scones. Argy and Bargy are great fans of the jo-arr jam.

So, as we crack open the very last jar, we eagerly await the new season's fruit from my parent's tree!

Thank you to Cindy at Bug and Pop who is hosting Eye Spy and to Lauren for the fun theme. To see who else is playing, head over here.


  1. Sounds yummy. I had never heard of feijoas before. You learn something new every day.

  2. I've never heard of them either! What do they look like?

  3. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Another Jar! But yours is full of Jam....it looks delicious!

  5. I had to go and see what you cal feijoa - didn't know.
    We have similar Portuguese words - feijão e feijoca - translating
    feijão - bean
    feijoca it's a big bean, the dictionary says: large French bean but as far I know nobody make jam with them.
    Have a nice weekend!

  6. I love feijoas! My parents had a tree when I was a kid - they have an almost sherbet flavour. What a delicious jam they would make - yum!

  7. I'm a HUGE fan of feijoas!! When I was a kid they always seemed to be hanging over fences when we walked to the swimming pool for lessons so I always equate them with FREE fresh exotic snacks on a hot, hungry walk. VEry sentimental about them.

    I think they taste a bit like guavas. Kind of purfumey. Yummy.

  8. We made our own pesto this week, and that was a big achievement for us. But JAM!? I'm impressed!

  9. I'd never heard of feijoas either...I'm still not sure how to pronounce it. Jam seems to be a little more ambitious than I ever get in the kitchen. So I'm very impressed.


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