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Friday, October 19, 2012

Hey Pink Gals:
First and Foremost, I want to thank Beverly for featuring me for Pink Saturday. Thank you so much and I appreciate you! Welcome everyone who is visiting from Pink Saturday! IF you're my regular followers Please visit Beverly and share your own Pink! The theme this week is Autumn Flowers and Foliage.  
I wanted to share my version of Autumn and Foliage to show you what Lincoln, California’s Autumn means to me. Not so yellow, orange and brown,  but definitely RED (they started out Pink!). Oh my, the things you can do with Pomegranates.
My trees (3) are ready for harvest and these babies are as big as softballs. There is alway a question on how to seed the poms. It is a lot of work but well worth the effort. Here's my version:
  1. Fill large pot with cold water
  2. Cut Poms in half or quarters and place in water for about ten minutes or 30. :) 
  3. Using your hands, just start breaking the Pom apart UNDER the water and using your fingertips pull out the seed. 
  4. The seed will drop to the bottom and the white fleshy parts and skins float to the top. There you have it!
 Since I get sooooo many, I've become quite creative in my use.
I love pom martinis and with fresh squeezed juice, well, what can I say.
(courtesy of five dollar dinners

Pom Sorbet with Mint, This was sooooo yummy.

Once I harvast my Poms, I'll being sharing more recipes like cheesecake with a thickened Pom sauce, Pom smoothies, and Pom jellies.  
Although we do have beautiful leaves falling here in the country and the air is finally getting a little crisper, the dust is terrible in my pastures and house.  I'm ready for rain! . It was 90 degrees just yesterday!
Happy Trails and thanks for visiting!


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

don't get much autumn in the deep South either. How wonderful to have your own pomegranates
My children used to pick oranges off the trees on their way to school when we lived in California.
Happy Pink Saturday !

sandee said...

I never knew there were so many things to do with Pomegranates! lol I thought you ate the seeds? Like pictured on the salad. They are so juicy! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi Kim, Congrats on being featured on PS. I am happy to meet you. Your poms are beautiful. I can't imagine the awesome opportunity to 'pick' this beautiful fruit. Lucky you. Your recipes look delicious.
Happy PS.
xo, Jeanne

Beverly said...

Oh my, do we love pomegranates in our family. How lucky you are to be able to grow your own.

Happy Pink Saturday. I hope you enjoy being the featured blog this week. I appreciate you making Pink Saturday special.

Annesphamily said...

I love this post! I don't know anyone who doesn't like pomegranates~

dana said...

HPS! I had no clue as to how to "de-seed" pomegranates until this great post of yours! How lucky you are to have all of those trees. . .pomegranates are so healthy for us! I think I would really enjoy that healthy version of the martini the most!! :)

Hope you had a great weekend!!

dana said...

Thanks for the seeding hints! We had them in my childhood home, but a much smaller variety...loved eating them. Love your header...I'm a Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat alumnae and your banner is wonderful. I've turned into a Pink Saturday stalker and lurker rather than an active posting lady lately, but just had to say thanks for the seeding hint and the recipes. Have a Pink Week.

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, I've never seen pomegranates going before! They are such a beautiful fruit! Congratulations for being featured at Pink Saturday!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

My Crafty Little Page said...

I'm just now getting around to some PS blogs. Your pomegranate recipes look yummy. I used to open them and just eat the seeds when I was a kid. We had them also in South Texas. xo Nancy
PS Love your blog background! So cute.

Kay Ellen said...

You lucky lady to have those trees! I also live in southern Cali but I don't have a pomegranate tree but I have dibs on a few poms at a girlfriends house!!
They are so pricey to buy at the market...
love the sorbet idea!! YUM!

Happy PS so nice to meet you:) Congrats on the feature!!

Kay Ellen

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

The pomegranates are beautiful.

Annesphamily said...

Thanks for following me! Now come over and join my double giveaway! Have a terrific weekend!