Pea tip, Persimmon and Pomegranate Autumn Salad

This is a post I wrote last year right around this time.  I never posted it because my white balance was way off and I was unhappy with how the photos turned out.  But when I stumbled on this recipe recently I remembered how delicious it was and I knew I had to share it anyway. Pea tips are the leaves of either snap or snow pea plants, sometimes called pea tendrils.  They are most often used in stir fry or simply sauteed with garlic or ginger. ... Read More

Brown Sugar and Black Tea Roll-out Cookies

I don’t usually make roll-out cookies because, well, they as just so plain.  But I’ve been seeing so many fun-shaped cookies around the blogs that I started itching to make a batch myself, especially when I was inspired by Smitten Kitchen‘s Nutmeg Maple Butter Cookies.  So I raided my cupboards to find the dregs of a bag of brown sugar and regular organic sugar.  I sat down to stare at them and brainstorm with my cup of tea... Read More

Pomegranate and Dark Chocolate Chunk Scones

Scones have become my go-to baked good as of late.  I like how they can be a hardy catch-all for whatever ingredients seem to be lying around, they aren’t overly sweet, they keep well, and I’ve already got a killer recipe that can flex to my specifications.  All you really need is a pastry cutter, some cold butter, flour, sugar, and a hefty tablespoon of baking powder.  Everything else is adaptable. I used to make vegan scones by... Read More

avocado, passion fruit and pomegranate salad

avocados, passion fruits and pomegranates have a lot in common.  they all hide delicious fruit away behind tough, inedible skins and you can get them all fresh at the farmers’ market right now. Read More  Read More

How to Open a Pomegranate

Whenever I felt like eating a pomegranate, I used to cut it in half and slowly pick all of the seeds out.  By the end my hands would be red and I was lucky if i got half of the goodness out of the tough-skinned fruit. I recently found out there is a much simpler way to open a pomegranate, where you can get all the seeds out without making a mess.  All you need is a knife and a large bowl of cold water. Cut off the crown of the pomegranate.... Read More