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Monday, August 13, 2012

rain, a ripe markisa and tropical juice.

Sunday 12th August 2012

Weather has mind of it's own which work on a system  we have no real control. Temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, and rainfall are the parameters that weather would play around. So yesterday, weather decided to pour rain over Pasir Gudang. It wasn't the heaviest of rainfall, but it helped filling up spaces between soil particles which had been empty and dry for almost three weeks. Earthworms would find their tunnel a lot smoother to slide through. Roots would  absorb the much needed source of life into their system, and leaves would paint themselves greener to trigger off heavier photosynthesis. Frogs would croak, serenading the cooler days ahead. Birds in the morning would flutter for long awaited feather-do cum shampoo.

It was Monday 6th of August 2012, that we plucked a ripe markisa / passionfruit.  Yesterday which was a week later, the fruit didn't change much, probably a shade darker.

5.8.2012



12.8.2012

a ripe markisa / passion fruit

markisa  the inside


markisa the inside of one half

markisa the inside of another half


markisa, content scooped out


markisa drink


markisa two glasses.



The scooped content of markisa was added with water, stirred and strained.  A little bit of sugar and ice cubes were added to bring about another tropical juice. The fragrance is paradise.


bangchik and kakdah
johor

37 comments:

  1. I could use one of those nice cool drinks about now. We have had some hot, humid weather this week. Hot is usual but the humidity is not.

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    1. a way to handle hot weather... cool juice!

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  2. The markisadrink looks mouthwatering delicious. We have just some nice warm days over here. The passionfruits for consumption here always look wrinkled, but we have to import them, may be they get wrinkled after some time or may be it's another cultivar.

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    1. Yes, over time they get wrinkled. A month or so.

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  3. Looks delicious! My markisa seeds have yet to sprout, I heard they may take a while before they do. So I don't know when I will get to enjoy such heavenly tropical drinks. Hmm. Maybe I will go juice some sawi or kailan instead :-)

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    1. have you tried serai juice?.... not bad. Ginger and ulam raja are worth trying too. Markisa seeds will go for a long sleep before they wake up and germinate.

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  4. Very very interesting!! So the edible part of the fruit is with the seed area?? The pulp with the seeds. Is the rind just rind, no meat to eat?
    Thanks for sharing the inside, I have been wondering.

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    1. It's the fleshy part with seeds or pulp that's used for juice. Rind is waste.

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  5. aduhhh...kenapa la bangchik post gambar jus markisa posa2 ni.... dah pecah liur dah ni..

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  6. mengancam!meleleh air liur tengok jus markisa...grrr

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    1. enak, tak terdaya cerita. Aromanya nyaman....

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  7. Very mouth watering drink... am growing passion fruit too but probably will die out in the coming winter....

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    1. hopefully it will stand the cold winter.....

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  8. Considering all the variables that can go into growing vegetables, these were questions that needed more space to expand upon than there was room for in the Question & Answer Section.

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  9. Bangchik and Kakdah, Wishing you and family Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

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  10. You shouldn't tease us with your rain and your tropical drinks! Wish we were there.

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    1. sorry K@V...... equally dont tease us with your apples and snow!!.. haha.

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  11. selamat hari raya bangcik & kakdah..sedapnya jus markisa tu yaa..

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  12. This juice looks very nice and tasty :)
    Hug :)

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  13. YUMMM - that looks incredibly good. Passionfruit is something we never find fresh here.

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  14. JGH..... it's the excitement of picking the ripe fruit, open up, scoop the content, and strain... and the juice!!

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  15. I love the flowers and color of the passion fruits whether it be purple, yellow or your polka-dotted purple, haha! However, I am not keen on drinking its juice!

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    1. Kalantikan.... yea, some cant take the aromatic juice...

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  16. Bangchik, I sent you an email. Do you have roselle seeds stock?

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    1. Belle.. it will be mailed t'row. Sorry for the delay, Raya Holiday!!

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  17. That is so neat! I have never seen one hang from a tree before. The only way I get to enjoy passion fruit is when I go to the grocery market and pick up some V8 tropical juice. This post is motivating me to go out and find the real thing. Thank you for sharing a delectable drink recipe and these wonderful images of your tree. Keep up the great work!

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    1. thank you.... it is nice to see them hanging.

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  18. I don't grow these either but we love to have the fresh juice whenever it is available. You're lucky to have such a variety of produce.

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  19. My kind of drink! This is so refreshing.

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  20. Bangchik, just found your blog. One simple question on this fruit. Does it grow better in a pot or ground?

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