kate5kiwis: feijoa-ing frenzy


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

feijoa-ing frenzy

it's a quarter past seven at night and dusk is swiftly falling, but that hasn't discouraged four little entrepreneurs. an hour earlier, R14 detected that several feijoas had already fallen from our tree in the back yard, and as the kiwi kids rushed outside to gather the treasure and start slurping it, a plan was quickly formed. out came the plastic bags and woozie made a sign and lookit:
the kids are all at the gate, flagging down cars... and these fruity feijoas are selling like hotcakes!!! yessiree, in twenty minutes, the kiddos've made *six* whole dollars!!!
so come on over and open your wallet and say after me, "help yourself!" and we'll swap ya for some fresh organic feijoas.
oh, *your* tree is burdened with fruit too? then maybe we can swap feijoa recipes instead...


Blogger Antipo Déesse said...

Oh, oh, oooooooh! Can't you freeze me some until I make it home?

8:30 PM  
Blogger Carnies said...

Yay for you - mine didn't even bud this year... oh well, it's only a baby... I might swing round and grab me a bunch or two xx Oh, and i have a wicked feijoa loaf recipe for ALL THOSE LOVELY PEOPLE WHO ARE EATING CARBS! Whimper whimper..

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think maybe some of the not-ripe ones could be picked and mailed to me...they'll be ready to eat by the time they get here!

You know what's good? Feijoa 42 Below and apple juice. Yum!

1:47 AM  
Blogger Da Setiuz Mama said...

If it weren't for the 1 1/2 hour drive....I'ld BE there and buy up the whole lot!!!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...


8:58 AM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

Here's a bit of interesting/useless information for you - When I worked at Sainsburys head office in London, I asked the produce buyers why they didn't sell Feijoas in Britain, and he told me they couldn't grow them successfully - I then had a wonderful business idea that I could import them to the WHOLE of Europe from little old NZ...and then before the idea had got too much further the buyer also said "and don't think of getting us to bring them over - Feijoas don't travel well, and only last a couple of days once they have fallen - the cost of packaging, as well as the cost of waste is too great." So there you have it - we have Kiwis, Pukekos, Jandels and Feijoas - aren't we lucky!!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

One of the drawbacks of living down south - avacados and fejoas cost an arm and a leg. And are probably crap compared to your ones. Good on ya kiddos... wish I could be there to buy some too, I have a wicked fejoa and apple cake recipe.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Feijoas?? I can honestly say I have never heard of them. Good for the kids for making some sales.

Off to Google, Feijoas.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

So, from what leighleigh writes, I may never have a feijoa! Well, now I want one!

10:57 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

can you get HUBBARD'S (kiwi) CEREAL in Frenchland? cos he makes a divine feijoa one... X

yeah, come over and we'll have a FEIJOA FEAST!!! X

amber lee
shame i have a hideous reaction to vodka, maybe they could make a 42 BELOW FEIJOA BACARDI?
with ice and tonic and a wedge of lime. nik might even join us lol X

they're so delish, everyone has sticky chins lol X

yep!!! X

you are such a sparky entrepreneur chick, there would definitely be a market for them, maybe on ice? lol X

oooh, that sounds scrumptious!!! we definitely need a recipe-swap, except that i don't have any feijoa recipes lol... they get eaten fresh before i have a chance to make them into anything. well, that's nearly true: i have tried FEIJOA MUFFINS on a number of unsuccessful occasions. any suggestions? X

they have a distinct love-em-or-hate-em flavour, i can eat bucketloads X

yet another reason to do some Down Under trippin'... you can sleep in our tent underneath our feijoa tree lol X

6:52 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Hey I'll send you my cake recipe, it's at home. And guess what? If I fork out $10 a kilo for manky-looking New World fejoas, I can have a scrumtious cake too. Robbery!

10:34 AM  

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