The last of the pomegranates

Last night, Maus and I watched the last stage of the Tour de France and we felt a real affinity with the riders.  We acknowledged how weary they must have been after all the stages they had endured.   We could understand the pain of the mountain climbs and the disappointments when team mates fell.  We, too, had survived an endurance for we were down to our last bucket of pomegranates. Continue reading

Pomegranate Molasses

Ok, I know everyone must be sick of pomegranate recipes but I thought I would do one last post as pomegranate molasses is often called for in recipes and many wouldn’t know how easy it is to make.

This recipe comes from the beautiful book, Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume by Silvena Rowe.  The only tricky bit to it is timing.  Make sure you take it off the heat before you have pomegranate toffee. Continue reading

Grenadine

Did I mention that I have a few (hundred) pomegranates?  What to do with them all?

I have been scanning the web (again) looking for ideas. Grenadine.

There are quite a few recipes for grenadine on the net but they are all pretty disparate.

Grenadine is, essentially, pomegranate juice and sugar. Continue reading

Pomegranate Jelly

Oh! My goodness, I have sooo many pomegranates. The birds, for some reason, have left about two thirds for me – that is not like them.

I left a very large box of the best in the cool room and brought back (to Perth) an equally large box of the split and nibbled (hence, the not so perfect specimens in the photo).  I am really at a loss as to what to do with them all. I have scoured my books and come up with pomegranate jelly, pomegranate cordial and pomegranate molasses.  I started with the jelly and intend to tackle the other two, but that is not going to use up all the fruit. Continue reading