Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lilikoi, Passion for Mother's Day



Can you see a tail?





Very edible..more common but delicious. We call the red strawberry..




Believe it or not, they make a ton of juice (I use an old Acme juicer). As you can see, there isn't much difference as far as color variation inside..the outside is just added visual.

Even the little black seeds are delightful to leave in if your making jam..along with what you see-pectin (adhering to skin surrounding the fruit) - you can soak that overnight then chop it up..it looks lovely- (but that's jam).. I just made my mom (who'll make 89yrs on the 23rd of this month. and dad of course -Lilikoi- Passion Cheesecake!




The last two pink above here are wild -Growing along Saddle Rd-
Fruit is sausage shaped (right side)and more of
an orange color when ripe.. very edible, though lacking a little tang as they are rather bland. I am really curious to know if anyone else has this variety?

Well, I'm Wishing All The Mums Out There A Very Special Mother's Day!!


26 comments:

Leora said...

What brilliant, radiant flowers. The passion fruit makes me wish for a taste - spare a bit?

Denise said...

Hi Regina, what a brilliant post. All those flowers are gorgeous and I want to thank you for sharing them with Today's Flowers. Cute little tail there in the first two, I'm assuming it was a lizard of sorts? Your jam and cheesecake sounded delicious. Happy Mother's Day to you and your dear Mom.

Carver said...

I thought I left a comment here but in case it didn't go through, I said that I love the vibrant rich colors on the first shots and raindrops are always so beautiful to me on flowers. I also love the delicate flowers in the last shot. The passion fruit sounds great in so many different uses.

Butternut Squash said...

Lovely, I wish that I could taste it.
Happy Mother's Day!

The Write Girl said...

Hi Regina,

I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day. These are beautiful pictures. Take care :)

Ginny said...

Wow1 You've captured bees in flight! I have never heard of these flowers or this fruit. Is that Passion Flower fruit? I didn't know they had fruit! But the last picture is just lovely, the flowers and fruit both being such a pretty pastel.

Carolyn Ford said...

Those are marvelous exotic flowers! What a tribute they are to Mother's Day in Hawaii.

Regina said...

Succulent and vibrant my friend.
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Have a good week.

(I went out to vote, its our Elections Day today.)

doro said...

Ahhh! So tasty and delicious post! A admire the tail too, I love lizards! Have a nice Mother's Day!

Misalyn said...

Lovely flowers. You reminded me of my childhood. Back home we have this red strawberry and I used to climbed the tree.

Happy Mother's Day Regina. Have a nice day.

pinkapplecore said...

that first flower is just stunning..

Amin said...

Wonderful post!

Amin said...

I love the flowers.
Beautiful flowers!

Amin said...

Happy Mothers Day!
Be Happy!

Amin said...

Beautiful bloossom.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh thank you Amin!!

eileeninmd said...

Hi, Regina! Gorgeous flowers and blossoms. Love the wildflowers. I hope you had a lovely Mothers Day and I wish your mother an Early Happy Birthday!

EG Wow said...

The passionflower is gorgeous. I have one I grow indoors but it's not nearly as beautiful as this one!

Sashindoubutsu said...

Beautiful photos! I love that fruit.

A belated Happy Mother's Day to you.^^

Flat Creek Farm said...

I have only had "passion fruit flavored" items.. never the real deal. I'll bet they are delectable. Of course, your photos are a feast for the eyes. Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day! -Tammy

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi Regina, hope your Mother's Day was a joy to you!
Wonderful photos, the glorious colors and shapes are amazing. I love passion fruit flowers and the pulp makes the most amazing desserts.

God bless.
Eaton. :))

Anya said...

So so lovely pictures
I love the red bloom
its perfect :))
I hope you had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day
You deserve the best :)))))

:)

Joyful said...

Oh my, that red is absolutely a standout.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I have never see a pink passion flower. It is very lovely.

Amin said...

Hello!The third photo is very interesting for me.I mean that flower, and its colour.
I think ,I have not seen before it.

maiaT said...

Amazing photos. I love those red passion flowers, what a beauty.
Delicious fruits too, though they don't look like strawberries.
Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day.

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