Feijoa & Malibu Preserve

Feijoa & Malibu Preserve


A really simple recipe that makes the most delicious snack! Try this on freshly baked bread with some cream cheese!

The Malibu is an optional addition, it just livens up the mix a bit.


I found this recipe in Margaret Roberts’ 100 Edible & Healing Flowers – it tastes like candy apples, or those coloured, snap icies we used to eat as kids!

The preserve is quite easy to make, I didn’t have enough nectarines, so I used grapes and strawberries (and 1 nectarine). The trick is to keep the grape seeds/nectarine pips inside the mix until the gelatin is released, otherwise the preserve won’t stall.


  • Here’s the recipe for those eager to try it…(the Feijoa tree blooms in Spring, so a few South African trees might still have their flowers; alternatively, you can use the tree’s fruit)…

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Turns out the Brazilians have been eating the fruit and flowers of the Feijoa tree for centuries.

Enjoy 🙂


Egg-spurt Herbs & Flowers

Egg-spurt Herbs & Flowers…


Some tips and ideas for home-growing herbs, flowers and more.

Egg-spurt Herbs & Flowers is an idea that originated along with Healthy Hippy Wholefoods & Holistic Living in Oct./Nov. 2015 in Bloemfontein.

The ventures aim to increase awareness of general health problems and the role commercial food products and their ingredients play in our well-being. Home-growing food is definitely rewarding, and it’s not as tricky as it might seem…

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Making use of ye old book shelf…

Egg-spurt Herbs & Flowers

Orders for eggs-full of herbs can be placed via email at adrimaryke@gmail.com, check out the price-list above for the current full range of herbs (dry/fresh/small plants) available.


Here is a look at what Egg-spurt products look like…

I’ll be posting a few tips on growing, collecting, harvesting and more! Happy gardening this holiday season*