I wish I was blogging about passionfruit cheesecake and eating one right now. Wishing is one thing, making it happen is another. Perhaps another time! For now I just marvel at the thought and sight of these wonderful, wrinkly, sour and sweet little things called passionfruit.
JD and I had our first road trip this year and our destination was – Taranaki. We stayed at our friends’ friends’ house in New Plymouth. They have an old villa with lots of old stuff that made my eyes water with excitement. Old wooden tables here and there. A very old metal suitcase in a corner and a worn-out leather suitcase in another (perfect tabletop props!). Hand-painted dinner plates and pretty bowls in different sizes. From what I have gathered, the man of the house is a junkie like me. A junkie who likes to collect old stuff, that’s what I mean!
Unfortunately, my delicious veggie pasta and sumptuous chicken marsala were cooked late at night and my finger-licking, lip-smacking shepherd’s pie didn’t turn out as picture-worthy pretty as I expected it to be.
I’ve got nothing to show but what I have posted here – a basketful of New Zealand passionfruit from their backyard and some baby potatoes I’ve roasted with garlic and rosemary.
It is tough being a food blogger. You have the perfect setting, perfect props, but either the timing is off or the food doesn’t look pretty. Just like a road trip. Sometimes you get good weather and sometimes you don’t. So you just make the most out of it.
Anyways, here are some non-food photos from our road trip. We had fun at this place called Durie Hill Tunnel & Elevator in Wanganui.
We also hiked up to Stratford Plateau in Mt. Taranaki.
Walked through a goblin forest and got my feet wet, too!