Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Garden bounty

I've been a bit quiet on the blog front in recent weeks because I am enjoying a short stint of full time work. Although I'm not enjoying getting up early to the frosty mornings we have had lately, I do like the work I'm doing.

My garden is very neglected as a result but these beauties have looked after themselves. There is still lots of fruit ripening and I have some pulp in the freezer to turn into more passion-fruit butter when I have time. I have also given some away.
Lucky I love passionfruit!


  1. Hi Carolyn, Your passion fruit is beautiful. They look like plums. Are they anything like a plum is flavor? I have never had one, and I'm not sure if they grow here.
    I'm glad that you didn't give up on my comment box . . . it was so nice to have you visit. I'm happy that you like my old bucket re-do. The best part about it is that Steve is already using it. Yippee! No more ruining my dish towels. Have a great day, Connie :)

    1. Hi Connie, Passion fruit are tropical and have hard skins with a tangy pulp and black seeds inside. The seeds are quite edible. They taste great with yoghurt and fruit salad, make a lovely cake icing and are best known in Australia for being drizzled over Pavlova, a famous meringue dessert. You will find lots of information on the internet. They grow on a climbing plant and I have a few plants growing in my back yard which are bearing very well at the moment. Thanks for dropping by, Carolyn

  2. If I ever see them in our market, I will have to give them a try. I might have to go to the city to actually find something this rare. Small town grocery stores do not carry exotic fruits.
    Come on over and see what I've made from recycled candle-holders and small lamps. Are you curious?
    Have a marvelous day, Connie :)