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Lemon Cake with Basil and Pomegranate

Holiday Gift Idea and a Lemon Cake with Basil and Pomegranate

When it comes to gift-giving, I tend to be a procrastinator. I know some people have all of their holiday gift shopping done way before November rolls in. I am definitely NOT one of those people. When my kids were little and they didn’t pay too close attention to the latest and greatest toys out […]

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Pomegranate with Golpar

There are some things in Farsi that easy to translate into English. Then you find these Persian proverbs and sayings and they completely lose their meaning in English. Then there are  the Persian words that have absolutely no English equivalent. But, I suppose most languages have this problem with English. For example, “pomegranate” in Farsi […]

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Pomegranate Pancakes

While the internet and foodie magazines are filled with pumpkin recipes, there’s another fall favorite that is just starting to make it’s appearance. Yes, it’s the pomegranate. YAY! Our small pomegranate tree has about a dozen fruits on it. That’s barely a week supply for my family. Although the pomegranates we purchased last week weren’t […]

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Strawberry, Kale and Pomegranate Cooler Thingie

Oh, don’t tell me you never had trouble naming a creation of yours! Before I get into that, it’s May and that means it’s National Strawberry Month. I received a boat-load of strawberries after my farm tour to an Oxnard strawberry farm and the family has been having a blast with these delicious strawberries. We […]

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Pomegranate Torshi by Family Spice

Pickled Eggplant and Vegetables with Pomegranate (torshi-yeh bademjan va anar)

The term “pickle” means something here in the U.S. It’s a cucumber, that has been soaking in brine or vinegar. We also have pickled cabbage, pickled okra, pickled onions, pickled tomatoes and maybe a handful other sour delights. Persians love pickling, too, especially our vegetables. And these pickled vegetables are called torshi, which translates basically […]

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Sipping on Some Pomegranate Iced Tea

I promised myself when I started this blog that I would not talk about anything political or controversial. I blog about food, my silly stories and my unglamorous life. In the news this week the U.S. court upheld a prior ruling against POM Wonderful and their health claims about pomegranates and pomegranate juice. Basically, our […]

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Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait with Blueberries

I’m currently organizing and filing everything in my house, from bills to kids’ artwork to my digital pictures. And with 90,000 photos collected over the years, between family and food, it’s taking me awhile. The Professor loves looking at pictures of himself as a baby, which reminds me of an annoying amusing conversation we had […]

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Poached Pears with Red Wine and Pomegranate

Starting the New Year the Right Way with Poached Pears

Another end-of-the-year post talking about another new-years-resolution? It’s enough to make me hurl – and it’s my post! But, here I am again, with the same resolutions as last year. Along with millions of others, I want to get in shape and lose the excess weight. After three kids, I don’t have dreams of a […]

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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Pomegranate Tequila

As I confessed last week, I am not ready for the holidays. Here I am one week later, even more NOT ready for the holidays. Having three kids home for two days with a stomach virus kinda does that to you. Plus, who the heck wants my annual baked goody baskets knowing that they were […]

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Persian Pomegranate and Walnut Stew (Fesenjoon)

If you didn’t know, it’s pomegranate season. I mean, HALLELUJAH! IT’S POMEGRANATE SEASON! And if you have been following me on Instagram, then you know that we have been seeding pomegranates by the dozen in our house. My kids are thrilled because they are inhaling a bowl of pomegranate seeds every single day. I’m a […]

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