Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge:Favorite Food and How I Use It

Today's topic (favorite food and how I use it) is a bit of a stumper for me. My favorite food of all time is passion fruit. I first had it in the last century when I went on a trip to Brazil. In fact, I liked it so much that when I signed up for AOL later, I used the Portuguese for passion fruit (maracuja) as part of my sign in (and still do - a side note. When I went back to Brazil later and was teaching English, my students were amused at my email address and, upon further reflection, if someone told me that their email address was, I would probably find it equally amusing).

I never cooked with it, although I know it was possible. I loved eating it... or scooping out the seeds and adding just a bit of water to make a drink. To this day, there's a taqueria here in town that serves passion fruit juice and I order it every time I go. It's especially nice to drink it at night right before bed because it has a mild sedative effect.

But, just because *I* don't cook with, doesn't mean I can't share a recipe (the Internet is a wonderful thing). Here are a couple of recipes of food/drink I tried in Brazil (and if I can ever find passion fruit in the stores, I'll be sure to try my own hand at them):

No cook passion fruit mousse
Passion Fruit Caipirinha

If you have passion fruit where you live, give these a try (and let me know.. I might come visit!)


Lydia said…
I don't think I've ever tasted passion fruit. It sounds really good, though!

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Sounds yum. I'd like to try passion fruit. I didn't know that about your email, but now it makes more sense. Love it!
Aymee said…
I love passion fruit, although I've never cooked with it either.
Tena Stetler said…
Sounds yummy! I've never had passion fruit, but I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine.
P M Prescott said…
I love passion fruit juice. Never had the food itself.
The passion fruit caipirinha sounds delicious.