A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2006: Winter passion
A bit odd anyway, to see the largest and most beautiful flowers in full bloom during the Brazilian winter. The bright red petals are in sharp contrast with the bright green vines. The heart of this impressive flower is encircled by purple stamens. A beautiful flower, which will develop into an apparently ugly yellow fruit. Ribbed, pockmarked. As if it is almost rotten. The outside does not reveal that the cavity is filled with a sweet-sour delicacy. It is yellow, and contains crunchy seeds. In concentrated form, the juices tastes somewhat bitter and sour; however, after diluting and adding a few spoonfuls of sugar, the acidic juice undergoes a complete metamorphosis: fresh, sweet nectar. Maracuja nectar is quite cheap and very popular. It is often said that drinking this juice makes you feel sleepy. A very popular dessert is maracujá mousse: you should have tasted it!
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014