I’ve been a lucky girl recently. Not only with my awesome birthday gifts, or my fab family. No, I’ve been given some cool stuff too…
My friend Anthea has about 35 feijoa trees on her wee lifestyle block. She has been valiantly stewing, baking, and preserving them (jam, chutney, sauce), as well as taking some on her jaunts around the country. When we moved in here nearly 5 years ago, one of the first trees I planted was a (supposedly) self-fertile feijoa. 5 years on and not one fruit. It’s nicely bushy and thriving, but I think I should plant a mate for it if I want any produce. So, the lovely Anthea has been providing us with feijoas every time I see her. Mmmm, feijoa crumble! Fresh feijoas! Delicious. I feel very lucky 🙂
Yesterday I tried something a bit different, which I thought I’d share with you:
Feijoa, Passionfruit and White Chocolate Muffins
2 C flour
2T Baking Powder
3/4c caster sugar
1/2 c oil
1 c milk
4 fejoas, peeled and chopped roughly
1 passionfruit, scooped out
1/4 c white chocolate buttons, broken up
Mix all ingredients except fruit and white chocolate well. Add fruit and chocolate, stir. Put in muffin tins and bake until cooked (15-18 min) in 200 degree oven. Enjoy!
I say 4 feijoas because I used more, and it was too many. I don’t think they would keep very well with so much feijoa in them. Although I might never find out, as there were only 3 left at the end of the day. Thankfully I can blame that on having guests around!
I will definitely be making these again, but without the passionfruit as that was the last of ours until summer again.
In addition to this bounty, I have been nominated for not one, but two blog awards. Now, being new to blogging, these are the first ones I’ve been nominated for. So I hope I’m doing this right.
The first one is the Imagination Award, which I was nominated for by the lovely Tink’n’Frog.
Here is how her friend Darcy described it:
Now, I was chosen as she was rather taken with one of my Thirteen Things “I’m a cloth-nappy-using, tandem-extended-breastfeeding, vegetable-gardening, recycling, non-hippy freak.”