Thanks for your comments.
I ended my previous post saying I was off to make a feijoa cake which I did. The recipe I used is available here. www.bite.co.nz
It turned out well. Basically a batter cake with topping ( lightly cooked feijoas and chopped glacé ginger ) poured over the batter before cooking. To improve it I cut out the sugar in the feijoa mix ( they were sweet enough )and if I make it again I would add double the glacé ginger and mix half of it through the batter. ( maybe the topping doesn't need to be pre cooked ? ) ( maybe pickled stem ginger might be an option )
When feijoa trees are dropping at this rate,
making one cake doesn't use many at all.
Still my favourite way......pick up from the ground, cut in half, spoon into mouth. That easy!
A young friend maybe you Pam, said, forget the knife just break them apart if desperate. Yes, I eat them cooked but for me raw is BEST! For my Aussie friends I am talking about pineapple guavas.
I have done my first small pick up ( or off ) of walnuts for the season.
This is the best of 3 trees we have. R has mowed the grass quite short to make my picking up job easier.
Some of branches are low to the ground so I am able to collect the ready ones straight from the tree.
Walnuts are a very healthy food.( I am sure feijoas are too! )
Please keep your fresh walnuts in the freezer so they don't go rancid. Most walnuts available in supermarkets are already rancid. After I collect the nuts they are sun dried for a week before being stored or shelled.