{specialty produce – passionfruit}

6 Aug

definitely one of the more interesting and bizarre-looking fruits i’ve eaten…

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have you ever had a passionfruit?!  i bet you’ve had something with the flavour of passionfruit in it, like a drink or something… they are an interesting fruit. as they ripen, they begin to look like this foto – kind of wrinkly and you may even think it’s gone bad… but no no no! it’s just right…

when you first cut into a passionfruit, you may take a look inside and be like, “what in the world…?!”

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all slimy-looking and full of seeds…

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it looks like it comes from another planet, right?!  much like romanesco in that sense…

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“otherworldly,” if you will.

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but my goodness are they delicious!!!

all you have to do is just cut it up into little strips and suck away the cool slimy texture as you inhale the intoxicating aroma that comes along with it.

they are so unique and wonderful… and it’s one of those foods where i say to myself, “how the hell did we discover that this was edible?!”  i mean, it’s just so odd looking… but i suppose when your main purpose in life is to hunt and gather, you will try just about anything once – right?!

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if you end up trying one, let me know what you think!!

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9 Responses to “{specialty produce – passionfruit}”

  1. tableofcolors August 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    Love passion fruit! I have been experimenting with it a bit!

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  2. mawarre August 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Love the photos. Passionfruit are one of the most common fruits in my part of the world. Many people grow them in the back yard over a fence, as they grow on a vine. They have a truly stunning flower. One fabulous way to eat them is to scoop them out with a teaspoon and drizzle over ice cream, or stir through yoghurt. When I was a kid we wuld set up camp near the passionfruit vine, cut off the top 1/4 and then suck out the seeds and juice. Wonderful memories!

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    • cooking with audrey August 7, 2013 at 12:45 am #

      hi margaret! thank you for taking time to stop by and write such a lovely comment! this is so interesting… my neighbour texted me the other day and said “swing by and smell the flowers on the east side of the building…” so i did. and i literally exclaimed out loud “WHY IS THAT LIKE THAT!?!?!” haha first of all the flower was STUNNING!!! and then… the aroma!!!!! it could’ve sent me into a trance, i swear! he comes over and tells me it’s a biblical plant – a passionflower… and i immediately freak out and start taking all kinds of iphone pics, haha! i’m not sure it dawned on me that it may be the same flower as the fruit?!?! i’ve never seen anything so incredible. nature just blows me away. i never think to mix the passionfruit in anything… i’m just a purist sometimes and really enjoy the flavour of some things just as they are… this is one of those things 🙂

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  3. Bunny Eats Design August 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    I love how you cut your passionfruit. I always cut it in half and then scoop out the innards with a teaspoon. It’s always interesting how different people deal with the same things.

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    • cooking with audrey August 7, 2013 at 12:35 am #

      i love your comment and i love that you took time to notice and say something. what i love about being human is recognizing those differences that make us unique in our own ways. truth be told, i mix it up a little… this time i cut into slices because it fotographed better for the blog 😉 but i’ve been known to scoop a passionfruit and just take it right to the face, too! eating is the most fun thing ever. thanks for taking time to read and comment!!

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  4. quarteracrelifestyle August 8, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    Ooh, I adore passionfruit, one of my favourite fruits. Unfortunately I can’t get them to grow here and they retail for around $20 kg which is way beyond my budget. You made my mouth water!!!

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    • cooking with audrey August 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

      thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment! i buy passionfruit seasonally – once a year and that’s it, i admit it’s a major splurge. great blog you have, i look forward to following your “good life” and i respect the way you’re living. 🙂

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      • quarteracrelifestyle August 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

        Why, thank you 🙂 Your post actually committed me to trying passionfruit one more time, food from the gods and way too good to be missing out on!!

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