No such thing! But we’ve definitely been harvesting more than we can eat fresh. This is a perfect example of what defines summer in South Florida. Not just too much passion fruit, but too many mangoes and other tropical fruit. Since the end of the CSA in March there have been fewer and fewer veggies to harvest in the garden and more varieties of fruit ripening. Even at the farmers market there are less veggies and more fruit. I’m not complaining, in fact, this is one of the reasons why I not only put up with the oppressive heat, but love it. Ok, that might be an exaggeration.
On a hot day like today, the most refreshing thing I can think of is a fruit smoothie made with passion fruit, yogurt and ice! It’s thick, cold and tart and we’ve been having them sometimes even more than once day. Regardless, the heaping basket of passion fruit on the kitchen counter persists so I took the initiative (sometimes a scant thing this time of year) to freeze a portion of it. First step is to cut each fruit in half and using a spoon scrape the juice and pulp into a bowl until you’ve got the desired amount. The pulp with seeds and all can then be scooped into a clean ice cube tray and popped in the freezer. Once frozen I store the cubes in a ziplock bag and they either make it into smoothies, desserts or get eaten as is because they are like mini popsicles.