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Views of a Pomegranate

Views of a Pomegranate
Hey Cuties! :twinkles:
No special reason for this entry, just an extremely beautiful pomegranate that became subject of my photographical experiments.

Standing on the balcony in the snow for good lighting. :iida:

I can’t remember when I last bought a pomegranate but when I went to the supermarket and saw this one I just couldn’t resist. I’ve always liked these fruits because there’s something mysterious and important about them. It’s such a satisfaction to pick out one by one all the jucy acidulous grains but it also takes a lot of patience.

Pomegranates are believed to have many meanings such as longevity, fertility, prosperity, abundance and generosity. Here are a few myths and beliefs about the said fruit.

:sprout: “When Persephone, the queen of the underworld and vegetation goddes in greek mythology was held captive in Hades, she swore she would not partake of food until her release. However, she could not resist the tempting pomegranate, consuming nearly the entire fruit before halting herself and leaving only six seeds uneaten. It is from this story that believers think our yearly cycle of six months of growth and harvest followed by six months of winter is derived.” :sprout:

:sprout: “Berber women used pomegranates to predict the amount of their offspring by drawing a circle on the ground and dropping a ripe pomegranate in the center. The amount of seeds expelled outside the ring allegedly prophesied the number of her future children.” :sprout:

You can eat them brutally by using spoons and hands…. :ohnoo:

:sprout: “The Hittite god of agriculture is said to have blessed followers with grapes, wheat, and pomegranates. The seeds were sugared and served to guests at Chinese weddings. When it was time to consumate the marriage, pomegranates were thrown on the floor of the bedchamber to encourage a happy and fruitful union.” source :sprout:

or simply break the half in smaller pieces so that the arils pop out. :flyusagi:

How do you like pomgranates? I think their flavour is really refreshing because it slightly sour and astringend and so good in fruit drinks!
Can’t wait to eat many more of these during spring. :aiyo:


The Vegan Stoner or how to feed your head..

The Vegan Stoner or how to feed your head..
A few days ago, I stumbled over an amaizing and rather unusual but stylish food blog. I like food blogs with simple but innovative recipes and this one has just the right combination of healthy yet still mouthwatering food. The name kind of gives it away… this is comfort food at its finest!

I’m not vegetarian let alone vegan but it’s nice to know where too look up convenient and easy to make recipes for when there’s not much in the fridge. And besides, I tend to have my “vegetarian phases” where I don’t like to cook nor eat or smell meat. Unbelivable but true. Fortunately these alienating phases never last on for too long.. :etone: but still, eating vegetarian isn’t only healthy and more ethical but also very sparing with your portemonnaie. It’s crazy how much meat costs here in Switzerland!! So why not grab some yummy vegetables and toss it with some tofu or legumes instead?

The creative heads behind this likable and refreshig food blog are Sarah & Graham, two designers that totally know how to make cooking a fun experince. Their recipes are all illustrated and easy to follow. Yesterday I tried their Chickpea Curry which was done in about twenty minutes and tasted heavenly! I picked out some of their freshest and most summer suitable recipes but for all the other tempting recipes, I warmly recommend you to check out their site! :bang:

I think their illustrations are fun and humorous and as you can see on the pictures, the dishes look down-to-earth but very hearty. My next candidates will be the Plantain Chips & Dip and that badass Melon-Fresca!
Did you get the munchies yet? :omnom:
Well you see how little you need to create a full meal with only few ingredients so go on and feed your craving head! But beware of late-night munchies!!!


An autumnal Obento~

An autumnal Obento~
Wow! It’s been quite some time since my last Obento! I wasn’t in the mood for something too elaborate or cute today so it turned out quite simple but still colorful. Also, I’m excited about price-selector.us sunday! I still don’t know what I’m going to wear fot the Lolita Afternoon Tea. I hope I can go through what I have as soon as possible and make it look authentic enough. But in the end it’s about having fun with a bunch of people and I’m sure that we absolutely will!
I’m sleepy now and should go to bed so enjoy the Obento pictures and don’t get too hungry! :kitsune:

Ingredients: rice, red cabbage, white sesame, baby mais, tofu, pumpkin, catalogna, shrimps, Chikuwa and Crème fraîche
I stir-fried the red cabbage with some salt and deglazed it with rice vinegar. I finally added white sesame and a little bit of sesame oil. This vegetable goes great with Goma sauce! The pumpkin and catalogna were cooked with the rice cooker and seasoned with salt and olive oil. For the shrimps I used the usual: ginger, garlic and Katakuriko. The tofu was made in the same pan as the red cabbage but afterwards.

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