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Fresh Sprouted Seeds

Red Cabbage SproutsSprouting seeds at home couldn’t be simpler, all you need is a sprouting dish, tray or jar, some seeds and water. There’s plenty of information on the web but you might like to pop over to cultures for health and read how to start sprouting  if it’s something you haven’t tried before. Continue reading

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Pomegranate Granita with Sugar Frosted Mint Leaves

Pomegranate Granita with Sugar Frosted Mint Leaves

Bring a frosty wintery feel to your next special dinner party menu and serve Pomegranate Granita with Sugar Frosted Mint Leaves in chilled shot glasses. This intensely flavored fruit granita can be served as a refreshing palate cleanser between courses or, as a light and cooling dessert after a heavy main course. The good thing is… you can make everything in advance and it’s all super-easy to do.

No special equipment is required to churn the granita and to make the characteristic granular look, simply rake the frozen fruit juice with the tines of a fork. The natural sweetness from the pomegranate juice and sugar gives this granita a lovely soft slushy texture. Continue reading

In My Kitchen November 2014

In My Kitchen November-Culinary Plumes

Do you remember as kids how you loved getting fancy pen sets. Recently these cool and elegant culinary plumes (there is also a larger one) were given as a gift by a thoughtful friend. My hand writing skills are somewhat rusty these days and a bit of practice is needed. Doodling in my kitchen this October with zig zags and dots of cream and pomegranate sauce. Continue reading

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