I have the most amazing friends. Lucky for me, one of them have actually managed to grow beautiful food in their back garden, right here the city. Get this; They have corn growing taller than me; tomatoes, spinach, squash, strawberries, mint, parsley and the most amazing passion fruit vines that’s basically taken over the entire back wall of their garden.
My dreams of becoming an urban gardener is shattered by the fact that our little garden in our complex have little room for edible vegetation. I am still inspired every day by the clever use of small spaces to achieve a sustainable little heaven, where you can enjoy fresh produce from the back garden any time of day. For now I am content with my mint, parsley and lavender taking over the little space I have. Although I would love some passion fruit vines taking over instead…
This will not dampen my spirit though – I still believe we will be able to get ourselves a piece of land here on earth to cultivate. One day when we are big, hey?
When she gave me a whole bunch of passion fruits the other day, I knew I had to use it in a recipe. My time was pretty limited last week so I literally used them as they were almost shriveled up. There are loads of passion fruit recipe inspiration online, and since I already have a recipe for Granadilla Cake on the blog, I thought I would make a drink this time around.
So continuing on my path of ‘drink’ recipes for the week – here is the recent one you might have seen – I decided to make a refreshing Rooibos, Passion Fruit and Mint Ice Tea.
It is fairly simple to make, guys, and keeps for up to a week in the fridge and is the most delicious, invigorating ice tea I’ve ever tasted. Keeping it local I used Rooibos Tea with a little honey, some apple juice to balance it out and I used fresh mint from my garden. Yay!
The passion fruit gives the right amount of zest to the ice tea and I’m going to enjoy it for the rest of the weekend since this recipe makes about 2 liters of it.
Have a fabulous weekend, and feel free to leave your comments below!