Thursday, November 20, 2008


Around here, this is the only time of year we can get these delicious fruits. Now, I am not a big fruit eater, other than apples. But I love the little clementines. Just enough for a snack. Wet and juicy. And fun to tuck into someones gift basket for the holiday. Plus you can save that plastic netting to use in crafts.

And pomegranates. These were two for three dollars and well worth it. I first read about the healing benefits of pomegranates on Paris Breakfasts' blog. But I forgot about them this year until I saw a post on Britt-arnhild's blog showing a dish of yogurt with pomegranate seeds on top. These too would make an elegant, though somewhat larger gift basket addition. Here is the California pomegranate growers web site where they tell you an easy way to remove the pips.


Annie said...

Oh, that fruit looks yummy! I love almost all fruit myself. Have a wonderful day Suki.

Jude said...

Nice! Funny isn't it, pomegranites have been and gone here, there are empty hulls around where the birds have eaten everything inside. The fish chowder sounds goos too, what wound you suggest instesd of clam juice though? Enjoy your day.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Thank you so much for the pomegranite site...last week I made a huge mess cutting up the fruit for a salad.
Have a great day with your first dusting or spitting of snow! ha

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Yummm All looks good. I will go check out the site for getting into those pomegranites as they are bugars to get into. I saw that same thing on PB blog.
Now I must go check out Britt's blog..

Lynn said...

Here in California we are so spoiled. We take fresh fruit forgranted. It's growing on trees in my neighborhood, and where I walk by my office at noontimes. I see lemons, oranges, apples, pomegrantes all growing right here in town. I grow figs and grapefruit and peaches in my own backyard. I'm sorry you have to pay so much for it there on the east coast. Not fair. I just ate cereal with fresh blue berries. I eat several fruits a day!


Hi Suki,
I recently bought a bunch of fruit,,and none of it really was very tasty. Poor quality,,,almost like it had been nearly frozen. Makes me very angry,,,as it looked so great,,,,wasn't,,,,and cost an arm and half a leg.
Yours looks super, and glad you enjoyed it!

sukipoet said...

annie, thanks for stopping by.

Jude, i often use plain water rather than clam juice. The clam juice adds flavour though. I dont know what else you could use unless some sort of fish stock.

Blue Sky Dreaming, glad you can make use of that site.

Cris, pomegranates, mmm so good.

Lynn, I would eat more fruit if i could pick it in my backyard for sure. I loved the fresh local fruit in the summer. But in the winter it is of course scarce. I envy you all those fruits.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I LOVE "Cutie" season! I have a wooden bowl on the counter that sits heaped with clementines for all to enjoy at their leisure. Great way to boost the vitamin C.

I always shy away from pomegranates because of the mess. Britt Arnhild's post piqued my interest -- those sedds would be delicious atop some honey yogurt (Greek Gods brand is my favorite). Also, the book "Pomegranate Soup," chronicling life of three Iranian sisters and their restaurant (with recipes) in Ireland, offered some tasty ideas.

I will think of you next time I pop a pom into my cart. Here's to our health. : )

Teri C said...

What's even better are the madarin oranges growing next to our driveway. Oh, I just had to throw that in :) I love all fruit so I am in heaven here in AZ.

marianne said...

Yummy!!! It looks very delicious!
I once tried the pommegranate but did`t like all those seeds! Maybe I should give it another try......
This morning I had raspberries in the yogurt, I buy them frozen and they are ok.
I wonder what you can do with the net!!!!! Love to see it.

patti said...

We call clementines 'mandarins' here in oz. We also have tangelos which are a deeper orange. Most fruits are readily available year round in Australia - we are very lucky.

I've never eaten a pomegranite, so I should look out for them next time I shop. I love the colour.

m. heart said...

this reminds me that i have one poor pomegranate sitting on the kitchen counter. i couldn't resist it at the grocery and love those jewel-like seeds inside, but haven't had to get creative with it. i like in rice salad but can't remember what else goes in the recipe!

Mary said...

i have a bowl of clementines on my counter and they are just so cute! love them. am not a big fan of the pomegranite, though. i should try one again. years ago i just made a big mess so just ended up painting one instead ;-)

sukipoet said...

Babs, fruit is very disappointing in the winter for sure. The poms may not be as juicy as the ones you get right where they are grown in CA. I have often wondered if some of the grocery store veggies have been frozen first too, in the transport. Makes them soft and mushy. I got an actual TOUGH eggplant the other day, but only in some parts. Ah to live in warmer Climes.

Debbie you might check out that website for 3 step instructions on how to open up a pom. The book sounds wonderful, thanks. I hadnt heard of that. They also have recipes on that pom site. I'd guess yours are juicier than the ones I get.

Teri, I am envious. I'd prefer mandarins too if they grew in my yard. Wow. I like AZ myself. Never been there but been to NM and loved it and AZ is even that much warmer I think.

Marianne, as said above check out the pom website for instructions on how to remove the pips. The pomegranite is very healthy for you. Paris Breakfasts claims she ate them one year all winter and didnt have a cold at all!!!

sukipoet said...

Patti, I think one could use Pomegranate juice to tint handmade paper or cloth. I was just wondering if Clementines were the same as mandarine oranges which i've only had canned. Ugh. You, as with the CA people and AZ people are lucky to have so much fresh foods.

M. Heart I cant say I've been very creative with mine either. I just eat the seeds out of the rind and enjoy. I did put a few in my hot bran cereal this morning though.

Or painting with one! Would the juice make a nice watercolor tint? Check out the website for cutting instructions in 3 easy steps.