Between a juicer and a blender, the blender is my method of choice for making the most flavorful pomegranate juice with a smooth, rich consistency. Removing the arils (seeds) from the membrane and pith creates the sweetest taste without the bitterness. Extracting the seeds by hand can be a slow, tedious process, but well worth it in the end. Method Extracting pomegranate seeds: Under a … Continue reading Juicing Fresh Pomegranates 101
Pomegranate Molasses This scrumptious pomegranate goo is actually a thick simple syrup perfect for baking and using in salad dressings, marinades, and dips. For the tastiest pomegranate molasses, click on the link: Juicing Fresh Pomegranates 101. Makes about ½ final cup Ingredients: 2 cups pure pomegranate juice (purchase or make your own) ¼ cup sugar ½ TBSP lime juice Directions: In a small saucepan over … Continue reading Pomegranate Molasses (DIY)
Makes 1 Chegg Ingredients: 1 TBSP ground chia seeds 3 TBSPS hot water Chia seeds can be ground in a blender, food processor, or by hand. A rough grind is okay. Add 3 tablespoons of hot (not boiling, but tap warmth) water and whisk thoroughly. Place in the fridge and use when cooled. Replace each egg with one Chegg in your recipes. Great for baking! Continue reading Chegg (Vegan Egg Substitute, 1:1)
I finally got fed up with the last of our homegrown pomegranates taking up too much fridge storage space; it was time they had to go. After forcefully yanking on the crisping drawer and smashing the tumbling poms over one another, I painstakingly pried them apart one at a time under a large bowl of water and removed each and every aril. With all the … Continue reading Holiday Pomegranate Torte with Lemon Cheer! (Vegan)
Turnips and rutabagas are from the Brassica family, which includes cabbage, mustard greens, and cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. Both are root vegetables, have purple tinted tops*, are cylindrical in shape, sprout tall, sturdy, edible leafy greens, and are rich in Vitamin C, complex carbohydrates, and soluble fiber. Although similar looking, turnips are slightly smaller on average, can be entirely purple … Continue reading Root Opinion: Rutabagas rule! Turnips, eww!
We purposely let our glass gem corn dry out to showcase their natural dazzling iridescent colors for our fall home décor. But along come the winter holidays, and I have to move the corn aside to make room for lounging plush gingerbread dolls and a listless snowman. Rather than stuffing glass gems in a storage box filled with ceramic turkeys, embroidered pumpkin placemats, and … Continue reading Poppin’ Popcorn Off Dried Corn on the Cob