Friday, 10 July 2015

Focus food of the week!!!

So, I thought I might start doing a focus food of the week segment thingy!! Where I find a food of the week and have recipes and stuff about it!! Might be interesting ?!! maybe, so I will give it a go anyway. It wont necessarily be a fear food but just a normal food (well all food is normal) but like a fruit or something haha. Or a type of food like New Zealand if you would like some Kiwi recipes!! Let me know :) 

So feel free to comment on what food you would like me to do next!!

Today I am going to start with:


Recently I found out that feijoas are a New Zealand fruit?? (as well as a few other countries too) I didn't know that as they are sooo common over here!! For example we have six trees down our back path but you can buy them all over the world too!! So if your have never heard of them either please do give them a go!! They are a little green fruit which smell exactly as they taste but a bit sweeter! And are veryyyy nice!!

You eat them the same way as you would eat a kiwifruit, cut them in half and scoop out the insides!

We always get soooo many of them that we dont know what to do with them all as the end up all over the back path and start to rot as there are sooo many!! So here are some recipes that we like to make and then freeze to use them all up!

Feijoa cake (or we normally make them into cupcakes as they are easier to store in the freezer)
I normally use THIS recipe

Feijoa smoothies:
Blend together - 2 feijoas
 -  1 banana
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- a tsp of honey
yummy :) occasionally it will look like the mixture is split but it is just the acid in the feijoa reacting with the milk and if you give it a stir it still tastes exactly the same!!

Feijoa sorbet/icecream
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup of feijoa pulp (the inside stuff)

- Boil the water and sugar together for 5 minutes and leave to cool
- Add the lemon juice and feijoas.
- Pour into a bowl, icecream containers work well and freeze until hard
- Tip it into a bowl and beat until light and soft, working quickly to avoid it melting.
- Return to freezer without stirring and leave until very firm

My gran also makes them into a feijoa chutney which is very nice I dont know the recipe she uses but there is a recipe on THIS website. It is from Annabel Langbein who is a very good and trusty chef so it should turn out perfect!!!

Chocolate Feijoa cake!

And of course there are sooo much other stuff you can make out of these amazing little fruit!! SO give them a go!!

Lots of love 
Livvy xx

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