Sunday, February 04, 2007

Good Day from Flaxmill Bay

Every morning I wake up to this. Compounding my fortune is the abundance of FEIJOA, a funny little fruit that grows all over (local! fresh!) and is closely related (unproven but rumored) to the New Zealand "Christmas Tree", the Pohutukawa (poe hoo tu kawa). The feijoa fruit, which I can only describe as "passion-fruity" and "round and green", can be made into an excellent (if super-sweet) liquor, juice or dessert sauce. At Eggcentric Cafe, it's paired as a sauce on apricot-and-pumpkin-seed-topped carrot cake.