Mindless Monday brain dump....here we go....Do you feel overwhelmed with cooking strategies for the week? Are you fighting the weather, hot, cold, windy, hot...well that's how it ends up in L.A. It's actually been chilly, which is 60's. Yes we're wimps, but that's chilly for us. We even have the nerve to burn wood in our fireplaces during this type of weather. Plus we had a few days of drizzling rain last week, oh joy oh joy, I just love this weather. Being an Angeleno is so unique.
Personally I felt like I was fighting a cold or something. I just doused myself with Vitamin C, a few Dr. Schultz cold shot remedies....nasty tasting, but good for you. Oh and I just had to have this pomegranate. It was so tasty and worth all the effort to peel and forage for the juicy seeds. Even if my light blue kitchen walls looked like a crime scene, with arterial spatter included, [too much CSI watching that I even know that looks like]. I was lightening quick to get out the step ladder and start washing down those walls. While pomegranates aren't exactly cheap, unless your lucky enough to have a tree in your yard, they are beautiful and delicious. It aches to see tree's in the neighborhood with these fruits bursting with only the birds to enjoy. Nothing against birds, but I would be willing to help my neighbor out. If only they'd let me harvest these red luscious beauties. Over the years, and recently, I've been inspired by a few photographs and pins I've seen using pomegranates. I'm sure you'll enjoy them as well.
My favorite is this one from Romulo Yanes, I still have this issue of Gourmet, I was so moved by this image.
And doesn't this Pavlova just look amazing, dripping with pomegranate seeds.
Or this mango-pomegranate guacamole, we've actually made this before, and it's so flavorful!
Oh and this semi-fredo...wow, gorgeous.
Enjoy your week!