Nothing brings more joy, gluttony and competition to get to the last fruit in this household than Feijoa season. These delicious little morsels only fruit for a short period of time in the autumn and early winter so we tend to feast on them while the opportunity presents itself.
Recently we acquired a few huge bags full and while we pigged out on a couple, I managed to save one to make some chutney. This stuff is so good it usually gets demolished in a couple of months. One day we’ll figure out how to make it last.
When I planted my new Vege patch last year it was an occasion for great excitement. It blossomed and bloomed and my tomato plants grew to heights I had never seen – I had only ever grown tomatoes in planters prior to this. The tomato excitement totally eclipsed the poor little (or so I thought) basil plants I had planted in and around the tomatoes, until blight hit. I’m pretty sure I cried. Yet, as I pillaged the plants for any edible fruit and pulled them up, I discovered underneath a small forest of basil plants. Seriously guys, they were out of control!
It’s a jungle out there! Even the strawberries are getting in on the action.
So began the hunt to decide what to do with them. Be warned, there may be a few basil themed posts in the near future. This time round I’m going for a nice, simple pesto.