February 7, 2013

Tasting some Tamarillo's or should that be Tamarillos or maybe Tamarilloes??

Linking up with the lovely Veggiegobbler.   I've decided to join in her Thursday Garden Gobbles - what's happening in our gardens this time of year.
It's sort of an in-between time here, while we wait for things to cool down and plan for the winter plantings.

These tamarillos looked a little sad on the tree, so it was time to do something about it.

They seem to fruit a couple of times a year without much ado, and are getting a little sweeter as they go along.... which is nice, as they can be a little tart at times!
So I decided to just steam them to remove the skin just like tomatoes (they look a bit weird I thought).
Then I just poached them lightly in a little sugar, honey and vanilla, and let them cool in the syrup.
Yummo!  especially with some home made (easiyo) greek yoghurt, it is a nice contrast.
These trees are fairly new to us, I'm sure there are many more ways to deal with tamarillos.  However, I was definitely surprised how much they looked like tomatoes!

Sorry VG but I won't be able to join in next week - but I've got a good excuse!  We are off the California for a 10 day break........ squeeeeeeeealllllll!

Cheers for now


Mama Shara said...

I have never eaten a Tamarillo! The fact that they look like Tomatoes (which are my worst enemy) probably puts me off! Are you really off to California?? So jealous!

duchess_declutter said...

Hi there Shara, they might look like tomatoes, but taste nothing like them. More like passionfruit but not as sweet. Yes we are US bound on 13/2. I'm still getting used to the idea as it was a bit of a rushed decision..... but hey why not?!?

veggiegobbler said...

I have never tried a tamarillo - when I first saw your pics I thought they were tomatoes.
For some reason your post hasn't linked up on my site?
Wow California! You are lucky. I'd be squealing too. Look forward to hearing all about it.

duchess_declutter said...

Well VG that would be because I had no idea what I was doing ..... have fixed it now I think.

I think it's the way I cut them - they look like Roma tomatoes.

veggiegobbler said...

Working now. I had no idea what I was doing when I set it up! :)

Liz said...

My tamarillos wont be ready until about May/June so I will just have to live vicariously. I must try eating them sweetened though - we normally get through the crop before I have a chance to do much with them. My daughter is a big fan.

Ree said...

Their nickname is tree tomatoes, so that's a good fit I think!

Have a great trip.