Posts Tagged ‘tropical fruit’

Easter and Passion Fruit Are Forever Linked

 

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Today is Good Friday, a national statutory holiday throughout Canada. Good Friday is the Friday just before Easter Sunday and according to Christianity marks the day that Jesus Christ was crucified and died. With that in mind, today we are having a look at one of our favourite yet often overlooked edible gems, the passion fruit. What does the passion fruit have in common with Good Friday you ask? Read on. Continue »



Papaya Baked Two Ways

 

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Often when we think of papaya, we envision it fresh, cut and cubed and mixed into a salsa or a chunky salad with maybe avocado and a little cilantro and lime. It is also great for breakfast, sliced and served with yogurt, or used as a component of a tropical fruit salad or mixed into a smoothie. But did you know that papaya also makes a great baked side dish? Baking caramelizes the sugars that are already present in the fruit and brings forth its buttery texture and lightly sweet, slightly musky flavor, and depending on its preparation your papaya can be a succulent, sweet dish suitable for dessert or, maybe with a little ginger and cayenne, a savoury side great with baked fish or as an alternative to roasted squash. Continue »