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Old Apr 6th 2009, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by pixi-dust View Post
The flavour is very perfumy and sort of hard to describe! They're not like anything else really.
I've never tried them but hubby has. He cant stand them, says they taste like Germolene (sp)
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Old Apr 6th 2009, 7:11 am
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I've never tried them but hubby has. He cant stand them, says they taste like Germolene (sp)
I'm sorry but . This has really made me giggle out loud.
You get karma for that CCGM.

Germolene !
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Old Apr 7th 2009, 12:26 am
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I've only ever tried one Feijoa in my life and I didn't like that. Was thinking that maybe it was over-ripe or something, and that I'd try another one this year...just in case I like it better. But the germolene comment resonates with me , might give them a miss.

I must have a bit of a thing about NZ fruit though...I can't bear tamarillo either, and kiwi fruit are OK I suppose but I wouldn't exactly go out of my way to eat one
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Old Apr 7th 2009, 1:53 am
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I'm actually with you all on the germolene thing - but I loved the smell of that as a kid so maybe that's why I like them!

Tomsk, I don't like tamarillos, kiwi fruit or persimmons!
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Tomsk, I don't like tamarillos, kiwi fruit or persimmons!
It's a good job we didn't immigrate to NZ for the fruit
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Oh gawd ! Persimmons We have two trees in our garden.

I tried to get my friend to eat them but she came back and said I was just trying to poison her.
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[QUOTE=Vitalstatistix;7454725][QUOTE=Kiwiprincess;7454419]Feijoas are great in vodka.


Now you've got me thinking of Damson Gin, Kiwiprincess. I'm assuming damsons aren't available in NZ. Haven't seen any, anyone else? (Hopeful smilie).
hmm... we've had a couple of really bumper years here in cumbria and have 2 litres of damson gin, a litre of damson vodka and a litre of sloe gin that we're going to have to dispose of before our container gets packed (dodgy looking bottles, previously opened - not good for customs i think?!?) well, that's everyones christmas presents sorted then!!

i guess plums or cherries may do if no damsons?!
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Originally Posted by pixi-dust View Post
fresh off the tree, spooned out and a wee sprinkle of sugar on top!

I stew them too and freeze for crumble over winter. Our poor neighbours trees are bare this year, so we'll share.

We've got no possums
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Did you neighbour cut the trees back after fruiting Pixie ? They make great hedges that grow quickly.
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Did you neighbour cut the trees back after fruiting Pixie ? They make great hedges that grow quickly.
nope, they didn't they're just ones at the bottom of their garden and they've been there for years - before we planted ours we used to get to go and just pick basket loads from the ground. Ours have only been in for a couple of years and were laden this year and last year.
Just made my first batch of stewed ones for rumble
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Feijoas are incredibly versatile: use them in muffins, loaves, desserts, cakes, jams, chutneys, sorbets, smoothies… you name it!
Best of all though you can ferment them!
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Ive tried them but dont like them at all.... my OH loves them though.
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Ive tried them but dont like them at all.... my OH loves them though.
What? Not even the nectary goodness in the middle?
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I thought they must be like olives, which are yuck the first time you have them, until the taste grows on you. However, I found the reverse to be true, the more I try, the less I like them.

Not to be outdone, I have tried to like them and once ruined a perfectly good apple crumble after someone said they were nice mixed together.
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Nothing wrong with free fruit ........ lots of our friends, workmates and neighbours offer them and we eat them......
Just like the tomatoes, etc that we give away.

There are damsons around as one of MrsL's workmates sells damson jam which is pretty expensive but quite tasty, if a bit on the thin side.......

When I was cutting lawns we'd sometimes do a rental that was knee deep in grass and often those had lots of fallen fruit on the lawns. To me one lawn absolutely full of Feijoas was a crying shame.......

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This fermented Feijoas drink, is it any good?
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