How is it that we’re planting tomatoes and peppers and basil already? It’s starting to feel like summer and it’s not even May. I’ve started craving tomato-mozzarella salads, scrambled eggs with poblanos, stuffed and fried zucchini blossoms! Whoa…
I have to slow down and…nibble on the feijoa blossoms. Before the fruit, also known as pineapple guava, appears, our old tree gives us her delicate (and gorgeous) blossoms:
The tiny petals are succulent and great to snack on. They’re also nice tossed into fruit or vegetable salads. My daughter loves them and was the first to notice that they’d appeared. (She screamed, she was so excited!) Read the story I wrote about the plant for the LA Times a while back here.
When the fruit appears, another season will be upon us… So, for now, we’ll slow down and enjoy the spring blossoms. Then the summer tomatoes, basil, zucchini and peppers. And then fall’s feijoas.