You can take the GRITS out of Florida, but you can't take Florida out of the GRITS!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Guavas!

The winds of Ike have been kicking up all day and are expected to get worse tonight and through tomorrow. I decided I'd better go out and get any ripe guavas off the tree before they got blown off. These are just a few. Some are small, but some are HUGE for guavas! So far I have 3 gallons worth frozen and ready to give to my sister so she can make some yummy guava jam.





I wish you could smell them...oh, so good!




14 comments:

misti said...

I made some guava/passion juice the other day. We had some guava's left from work and they were super good! Mine weren't pink like yours, though.

Sayre said...

I LOVE guava jelly!!!! My son had developed an affinity for it as well. I wish we had guava trees here (I guess it gets too cold) because it's SO expensive in the grocery store!

IamwhoIam said...

Guava Jelly - last time I was down someone who shall remain nameless bought me a guave danish. Is there any thing they don't make from that stuff? Hey you love story Guave or is that just how it starts?

Faye said...

Love the texture of guavas almost as much as the taste. Thanks for the memories. Ike stay away!

SophieMae said...

DAWG! Those look GOOOOOOOOD!!! I sure wish I was in my grammaw's back yard right now, eating my fill of guavas, pomegranates and cherries fresh from the trees. How about bottle up some of the smell and send it up here to the Floridarctic regions? 8-]

Sandcastle Momma said...

I'm so jealous! Those look wonderful. They won't grow up here and I've yet to find a good store brand guava jam.

Glad you dodged the Ike bullet! Looks like Texas is in for a blow though.

BeeDancer said...

Oh yum! Right now my co-worker is in his office eating cream cheese and guava jam on crackers for his breakfast...Bet your is better!

Funny thing is that while googling for the brand he uses I learned that even 'my people" love guavas:

Guava Rugelach Festival
Sunday, Aug 31 3:00p
at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, Miami, FL

Tropical Jewish Sound. As the region with the largest immigrant population in the United States, South Florida's Jewish community continues to flourish thanks to the influx of Jewish populations from around the globe. The Guava Rugelach (a Jewish psstry) Festival aims to showcase what it sounds like when Jews from different corners settle together under palm trees once again as in biblical Israel, but instead in a melting pot positioned along the Atlantic Ocean.

BTW, the brand he uses is "Conchita" which he says is much better than Goya, and as close to his grandmother's homemade as he's found.

Bill said...

Reminds me of my momma's homemade guava jelly that decorated my PBJ's for all those years of grade school. Then we moved into town...

How do you keep the flies out of them?

SwampAngel65 said...

Bill, I've never had a fly problem with them...soo far at least!

Beth, that sounds GOOD! And yeah, I agree. Conchita is better than Goya.

Sophie, Yum..pomegranites! I would love to grow me some of them!

Lj, just about anything made from guavas is good. And no, that's not my love sotry. I didn't do one this week, silly!

Floridacracker said...

I picked a few last Sunday and the smell is pretty fabulous!

exoticdvm said...

Holy pink juicy flesh, Batman! Those look outstanding! Save us some guava jam for when we get back!

SwampAngel65 said...

Will do, Marc, just tell me when you're coming back!

lisaschaos said...

I am not sure if I have ever had them before but am sure my hubs would love them! He misses a lot of those tropical fruits.

nikki said...

What else could you use guava's for? A fruit Michigan doesn't really see....