Fresh is always best

Baby butter beans in the making, our first ever rock melon and some sweet basil in our very small but productive little vege garden. The sweetcorn silk is browning off and the cobs are getting fat. Two tomatoes have been picked and enjoyed. Lots of lettuce coming on. Fresh beetroot is going well. Yesterday I picked a huge bunch of flat leaf parsley and made brown rice tabbouleh for lunch and some left over for today.

We were gifted a big bag of passion fruit recently and I made that up into a wonderful sauce for pouring onto ice cream, divine.
Here is the recipe I used, it is from Jackie French via Burke's Backyard archives. This might come in handy when you are given a whole lot of these gorgeous fruit and the only thing you can think of is freezing the pulp in ice cube trays. Darling Daughter also made Passion fruit Butter Biscuits which are very scrummy also.

Passion fruit Sauce

1 cup water
2 cups white sugar
1 cup passion fruit pulp
juice of 2 lemons
1 teaspoon tartaric acid

- Put the water and sugar into a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes.
- Add the passion fruit pulp, lemon juice and tartaric acid. Boil for another three minutes then take off the heat.
- Strain out the seeds and pulp, and pour the mixture into a clean bottle.
- Keep the bottle of sauce in the refrigerator, and use it within a month.


Levin (and Emily) said...

there is nothing like picking fresh veggies from the garden. david's patch is looking okay - but we didn't get any cucumbers this year :(
we are however getting lots of corn and spinach which is lovely too. i only wish we had more fruit trees. nothing tastes better than fruit picked straight from the tree.

Jenny said...

Your veges look scrumptious and so juicy and healthy-yum! I love Jackie French-she has such wonderful recipes and gardening ideas- I would love to see her place!

Meggy said...

I grow all my own herbs and would be lost without them, I adore passionfruit and recently made jars of passionfruit curd and gave it away as gifts ( my sister has a vine and they were rotting on her lawn!) I am having requests for more, I should put in my own vine, who wants to pay 80c a passionfruit from Woolies!!!