Sunday, June 9, 2013

The joy of free feijoas, and feijoa smoothie

Feijoa is one of those fruits that really symbolize Kiwiana for me, and in particular the joy of sharing produce in New Zealand. There is always someone ready to share feijoas in New Zealand, and this to me is like sharing joy: no matter how little fruit my plans produce (I think that this year I had 3!) in a way or another a bucket of feijoas alway reach my kitchen from another garden. This time it was a Dante member who brought in tons of feijoas at the Italian school. We gave many to the children and then there were still lots left for me to take home. We mostly eat them with a spoon, but for a big feijoa zing try a shake: for 4 smoothies I used about 10-12 feijoas and some natural apple juice: so delicious and full of vitamins!

Another thing I love about feijoas is their smell, so fresh and tropical! So I like to use the zest too, and made more recipes which I hope to publish soon (a peak preview here).

Keeping the green theme going, these small capsicums are the last thing I got our of my garden the other day. They didn't turn yellow-orange like the previous ones, but it was time to uproot the plant, and I fried them :-).

And this is Marameo, keeping me company in the kitchen (I mean, she is there just to see what she can get to eat, but still, she is company!). And she got big green eyes!

Have a lovely week everyone!

Photos and Recipe by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. I never test the feijoas
    We dont have it in France

  2. They are a kind of guava, similar taste, maybe more... citrusy?

  3. Ciao Alessandra! Anche io non ho mai assaggiato il feijoa e a dire il vero non lo conoscevo neppure (che ignoranza^^). Quando ho visto la foto nell'anteprima assomigliavano davvero a delle olive verdi! Anche il guava non l'ho mai assaggiato... ma in Cina quello si trova e non appena avrò l'occasione lo proverò assolutamente. E che carino Marameo! Un abbraccio

    1. Accidenti delle olive giganti! T'immagini??? Che ridere! I feijoa si trovano in NZ ma anche in Sud America (cone un altro nome :-).

  4. Non ho mai assaggiato questo!Sembra buonissimo e freschissimo!
    Un bacione!

  5. Oh man I miss feijoas! Also the way everyone in New Zealand knows someone with fresh fruit growing in their backyard! I never thought to use the zest, but that makes a lot of sense.

  6. mmm bellissimo micio e stranissimo frutto....vedi devo viaggiare solo per conoscere il più possibile un abbraccio

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