Saturday, February 13, 2010

From The Garden

We picked an amazing 54 passionfruit the other day. I have eaten so many, made lots of frozen passionfruit yoghurt and given little bags to everyone we see.
I have also frozen the pulp of quite a few in ice block containers and then popped them into bags in the freezer. They will be a nice treats in a couple of months.
The peaches are slowly ripening and the smell is amazing when you stand under the tree.I also found blackberries down the back of the garden. I know I shouldn't be excited about having this weed in the garden, but at the moment my taste buds are winning out over my brain.

15 comments:

Amanda said...

Did you know you can just put the whole passionfruit straight into your freezer? We do that with ours and they defrost just fine.

Mon Alisa Design said...

The parrots ate my peaches...Grrrrr!

Amy Paul said...

yummo!
blackberries are bittersweet, eh? Lovely to eat, terrible to dig out!
enjoy the "fruits of your labour!"
xx

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

nummm nummmm Kate! Can you post some up here? That would be fabulous thanks ;)
And I went into big town and picked up Homespun! Love the quilt! Keeping my eye out for a layer cake I like now xox

Samantha said...

And if you stay out in the garden long enough it will give the magical housework fairies time to get in and do there job. That is always my wish.

Katie said...

I'd be pretty happy if I found blackberris in my garden too! Yummo. Fresh, jams, crumble... Worry about the weediness of it when the fruits are finished :)

Blåbærpai said...

wow! How exotic!!!imagine, freshly picked passion fruit and peaches in your garden! well, i have appletrees and some berrybushes, but they are covered in snow for the time beeing. we have had such a beautiful snowy, long cold winter. i've started to long for spring now..
have a great day!:) -Blueberrypie

Corina said...

ooooooo passionfruit!
Kate I have finally started my own little blog!
It's called Bear, Boo and Yum Yum on blogger. You'll see our last passionfruit feast is on Flickr! Nothing beats having it grow in your own garden. Have you tried mixing it with condensed milk....heaven!
Corina

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Thimbleanna said...

{Gasp} I've never thought of blackberries as weeds! We had some awesome raspberries in a house we lived in once, so I know what you mean, but I'd sure love to have them back!

our shabby cottage said...

Wow Kate, what a smorgasbord! I love the smell of passionfruit.

Angie said...

The new place looks wonderful!

And what a great time to move in...all that fruit.

Corrie said...

as if I wasn't jealous enough about your new bountiful garden! wow, love passionfruit!

think of the savings you now have with some many of your groceries in the back yard!

gorgeous, love your quilts in homespun too! it's a great issue!

corrie:)

Kris said...

More evidence of your fantastic garden! As for the blackberries, enjoy them and then poison, poison, poison them! Such a menace! (But sooooooo delicious! Lol!)

Amanda said...

Poison Blackberries?!?! Oh no! Here in Texas we plant Blackberry bushes ON PURPOSE. They are SO tasty. Yum. Blackberry Cobbler is a famous Texas dessert.