What is this?

Some of you may have figured this out about me already by the comments I leave on your blogs. I am not a master chef. Boiling an egg—don’t ask. Now, this doesn’t mean that I don’t love food. I do. I really do. But most of the time, I really don’t know what I’m ordering at restaurants, especially in different countries

Since moving to London, I’ve been trying to sample new types of foods here. I still haven’t been adventurous enough to attempt haggis yet. That one may be further down the road.

Last night the better half brought home what I believe is a piece of fruit, but I don’t know for sure. At first I thought it might be a fig, but then I googled images of figs and it doesn’t look exactly like them. There are similarities, but not a perfect match. You can’t tell by the photo, but when I pick it up, it feels extremely light. No density whatsoever. The smell reminds me of a fruit that I enjoyed in the Dominican, but surprise, surprise, I can’t remember the name. I promised I wouldn’t cut it open until tonight, so I can’t show you the inside of it yet. Can you guys help me out?



About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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46 Responses to What is this?

  1. jmgoyder says:

    Isn’t it a passionfruit?

  2. Rosa says:

    passion fruit – yummie yum yums

  3. Rosa says:

    also known as granadilla

  4. Ricari2 says:

    Looks like a granadilla, one of my favourites

  5. annerenkwitz says:

    Passion fruit?

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  6. these other people do not know what they are talking about–be very careful when you open it tonight, because a tiny little animal known as a molinia will pop out — it looks like a miniature koala beer, but tweets like a bird–you will need to find a cage for it, and feed it sunflower seeds

  7. zelmare says:

    At first glance I’ll say grenadilla or passion fruit. Not sure of the size though, but I’m relatively sure from your description.

  8. Sarah Clark says:

    It’s a gulupa passion fruit, when I visit my inlaws in Colombia they serve it whizzed up with milk to make a delicious smoothie! I think they strain it before serving to remove the “lumps” of fruit.

  9. niasunset says:

    I don’t have any idea 🙂

  10. Oooh, does this mean you are going to get all passionate now?? The better half may need to watch out!! LOL

  11. Madhu says:

    Looks a bit like a Mangosteen!

  12. I had no clue but judging from the other comments it seems that it is either passion fruit or some kind of egg……loved that answer and will happily send you a stock of sunflower seeds if it is indeed the latter!

  13. aFrankAngle says:

    My first thought was a pomegranate … but then your pic make me think it is much smaller … so, no clue … but look forward to hearing about your adventure!

  14. Lucid Gypsy says:

    If its about the size of a plum its a passion fruit, but if so it doesn’t look quite ripe enough to me -but as you can smell it then it must be, enjoy!

  15. lynnsbooks says:

    Well, I’m sure I don’t know. It actually looks like a plum – which would be me first thought but not after you mentioned the lightness. I guess it must be a passion fruit going off other answers. Waiting to hear.

  16. It looks like a passionfruit from here. Does it have delicious floral goo in the middle? Yuumm. make passionfruit butter!!

  17. pattisj says:

    No help here. 🙂

  18. Georgia says:

    It looks like a passionfruit to me, but I would’ve thought that one looking that ripe would not be particularly light as it should be packed full of passionfruit goodness inside. Do let us know!

  19. Valentina says:

    It’s a pomegranate.

    • TBM says:

      I do love pomegranates. When I lived in California there was a tree in our neighborhood. Us kids we would grab one and snack on it during our walk to school.

  20. This is a granadilla for sure….. pomegranite has a different bottom?? 🙂 **

  21. Novroz says:

    passion fruit? never heard of it before. it looks like plum

  22. Fergiemoto says:

    Well, my first thought is a passionfruit, which also turns out to be a popular answer here.

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