Sunday, February 17, 2008

It looks like WHAT?

Mira went to the grocery store again. And this time came home with a passion fruit. Bill loves them and had raved about them, and at $1.49 each, they seemed like a bargain after the Dragon Fruit experiment.

They are roughly the size of a baseball, only oblong instead of round and kind of soft but with a leathery texture. Apparently, you can tell when they are ripe by how wrinkly the skin is.

So Mira cut one open and her description of the interrior of a passion fruit?

"Hmmm. It looks like a leathery bag of frog spawn"

Well, I could only agree.

She loved the taste though, and came home with a few more the next day.


Kansas A said...

Okay that does not look very appetizing at all! I actually had to grab the blogger comment box and move it over so I didn't have to look while posting LOL! So they really tasted good??

TadMack said...

Not for the faint of heart, eh? But it IS the main flavor in Hawaiian Punch!

Anonymous said...

Mira should try pomengranate if she can get is. It is nicer than passion fruit on the inside (you can eat the seeds). If you want something completely different, try a chirimoya. It is green and looks like aligator scales on the outside. On the inside it tastes like softly citrus like. The seeds are huge, so you don't eat them. In fact chirimoya is much better if you blend the flesh with water and make a juice (or icecream or popsicles) out of it.

curious llama

Anonymous said...

Today passion fruit, tomorrow???maybe boys???
I must say Mira has a taste for the exotic. I think that this girl really needs a hot house so she can grow all these interesting plants. Of course this is the same girl who can't resist picking up slimy slugs with her bare hands, the bigger the better and bugs and winged things of every descriptions. Mira is knowledgeable on many subjects and could teach us a few things I am sure. Enjoy your passion fruit. By the way I never tasted a passion fruit and I am shall we say over the hill. Mamoo

DaviMack said...

Good for her, tasting everything interesting! And the best bit, to me, is that they're fruits - she could be going after truffles or something. ;)

There are a few of them whose smell doesn't match the flavor - durian being notoriously foul smelling - which maybe she could be talked into? Guava and papaya come to mind as well.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Mamoo. Don't even suggest that Mira is going to be trying out boys next. Fruit experiments good. Boy experiments (at her age) bad.

In that respect she is a lot like her aunt Christine. So far she considers boys to be, in her words, "talking monkeys". She has a healthy disdain for their immaturity. I may be wrong, but I think she's not likely to get keen on boys any time soon. I think she's going to take a long time to select a good one, without kissing all of the toads along the way. Mira is a pretty remarkable person and she seems very solidly grounded, self-aware, and knows who she is and what she's all about. I may be wrong, but I really don't worry about her getting caught up in the boy thing for a while.

Christine said...

"A leathery bag of frog spawn" indeed. Mira makes it sounds much more poetic than boogers and phlegm.

:)I hope it tasted alright.

Christine said...

Yuck! She's such a brave girl!

Leigh said...

Hmmm. Not so sure I could actually bring myself to eat that.