Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 17th 2014 Contents A37
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Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange
say "families have problems
and we re no different" after
a video leaked of Beyonce s
sister attacking the rap mogul
in a hotel elevator.
In an exclusive statement to
The Associated Press on Thurs-
day, the trio said they have
worked through their differ-
ences and moved on since a
video emerged this week show-
ing Solange kicking Jay Z as
Beyonce looked on.
"As a result of the public
release of the elevator security
footage from Monday, May 5,
there has been a great deal of
speculation about what trig-
gered the unfortunate incident.
But the most important thing
is that our family has worked
through it," the statement said.
"Jay and Solange each assume
their share of responsibility for
what has occurred. They both
acknowledge their role in this
private matter that has played
out in the public. They both
have apologised to each other
and we have moved forward as
a united family."
It was the first comment the
performers had made since the
Web site TMZ posted the three-
minute video on Monday, say-
ing it was shot last week inside
the Standard Hotel in New York
Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange moving past attack video
Seductive Passion Fruit
T he perfume and flavour is def-
initely exotic and enchanting,
sometimes to the point of
From the outside it looks like a dented
egg of purplish, yellow or greenish colour.
Split it open and you will find a collection
of crunchy black seeds covered with a
clear, yellow gelatinous flesh.
Passion fruit can be eaten raw in fruit
salads or as we enjoy it here on the
islands, as a flavouring ingredient in
But its distinctive and assertive
flavour brings to life many desserts
and savoury dishes. The wonderful
sweet and sour taste it imparts seems
to combine the flavour of limes and
berries yet it is unique in itself.
You should be seeing passion fruit in
the next few months and it is always
great to know what to do with all this
lovely fruit when in abundance.
If you ve got lots of passion fruit to
use, you can pulp the fruit and freeze in
freezer bags to enjoy all year round.
To pulp passion fruit, cut the fruit into
half, scoop out the pulp with a teaspoon
and pass the pulp through a food mill or
a wire mesh strainer.
PASSION FRUIT SORBET
This is a delicious and refreshing fat free dessert.
1 cup passion fruit pulp
2 cups sugar
3 cups water
1 tbsp lime juice
Make sugar syrup by
boiling sugar in water.
Combine passion fruit
pulp with limejuice and
Pour into ice cream
freezer and process according to manufacturer's directions.
Serves 8 to 10
PASSION FRUIT SYRUP
This is a great way to use up excess passion fruit for use in
fruit punch and other drinks.
4 cups water
2 lbs sugar
Pulp of eight passion fruits
In a large, non-reactive saucepan combine sugar and
water and heat until it begins to boil.
Add the passion fruit pulp and boil for a further 20
minutes until mixture begins to thicken.
Remove from heat, cool and bottle.
Refrigerate and use in place of a regular syrup in fruit
juices or punches.
PASSION RUM PUNCH
1 cup fresh lime juice
2 1/2 cups passion fruit syrup (recipe above)
3 cups rum (preferably dark rum)
4 cups water
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
A few dashes of Aromatic bitters
Maraschino cherries and lime slices for garnish
Combine all the ingredients, pour into glasses with crushed
ice and serve with lime and cherry garnishes.
Makes 8 cups
PISTACHIO NUT ICECREAM
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups cream
6 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2-inch strip of lime peel
Pulp of 8 passion fruits
1/3 cup shelled pistachio nuts, chopped
Lightly toast nuts in a preheated 250F oven just until
fragrant, about 3-5 minutes, remove and cool.
In a saucepan heat milk with cream until almost boiling.
Using an electric beater,
yolks, lime peel and sugar until pale and thick.
Add some of the milk and cream mixture stirring constantly,
remove the lime peel.
Add the egg mixture to the pan with the remaining milk
Stir over medium heat until lightly thickened, do not boil, or
the eggs will curdle.
Cool mixture and stir in passion fruit pulp.
Pour mixture into a metal tray (6 cup capacity); freeze for 3
to 4 hours or until just frozen around the edges.
Transfer mixture to a large bowl, beat with electric beaters
until thick and creamy. Add pistachios, mix well and return
Freeze overnight or until firm.
1 cup sugar
2 tbsps cornstarch
1 cup evaporated
1/2 cup passion
1/4 tsp cream of
1 pre-baked pie
In a small saucepan combine egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar
and cornstarch, add milk and cook until mixture becomes
thick, remove and stir in passion fruit puree, pour into pie
shell and chill.
Preheat oven to 325F.
Beat the whites with the remaining sugar and cream of
tartar until stiff.
Spoon whites onto pie and bake until lightly browned, about
15 to 20 mins.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
Serves 6 to 8
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