Thursday, December 23, 2010

Still Life of Fruit, Pomegranate Wedgies, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Pomegranates are one of those festive fruits we associate with winter and especially the holidays.  Inside the leathery skin is a treasure trove of ruby red flesh covered seeds which can add sparkle to any salad.  Last year some Foodie Friends introduced us to 'Pomegranate Molasses'... it was love at first taste!  Pomegranate syrup would be a better name for this nectar from the gods, but molasses will have to do.  I often add about a 1/2 tsp or so, to any vinegarette salad dressing I make, but after doing some research on the web, I noticed that you can supposedly replace the vinegar with the pomegranate molasses like this 'recipe' I found.
While perusing the web I also came across a few meat dishes using pomegranate molasses that I am going to try over the holidays, one is with Pork Tenderloin and the other one is with Chicken.   Here in Edmonton you can find pomegranate molasses at the Italian Centre Store, but I am sure that it is available at many ethnic or specialty stores since it is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Happy Holidays everyone... I may not post much over the holidays.  But you never know...

$200.00, 9x12 oil on canvas

1 comment:

Kelley Sanford said...

Love your pomegranates, Kim. They are such fun to paint. Might have to try some Pomegranate Molasses. Have a very Merry Christmas.