Posts Tagged ‘pomegranate’

Mast-o-Khiar For The Vernal Equinox

 

Finally the longest ever winter of our serious discontent is coming to an end. Last Sunday we sprang ahead into longer days filled with sunshine and a few rays of hope. For that very reason every day going forward is special and worth celebrating.

And this weekend is the vernal equinox, or Persian New Year. Let’s party!
Continue »



Malabi

 

IMG_9535

Malabi with Blackberry at Chakra in Jerusalem

 

Muhallibieh is the traditional, rose-water scented milk-pudding originally from Turkey and popular in countries of the Middle East. It is known as Malabi in Israel, and this name has largely stuck. Creamy, smooth and dainty, this easy dessert can be whipped up in no time and topped with any number of embellishments; chopped nuts like almonds or pistachios, or a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds or drizzle of pomegranate molasses are all good toppings, as is a little swirl of date syrup. The delicate rose-perfumed aroma of malabi in combination with a little more robust fruit flavor and nut-crunch make it an irresistible force and a dessert that people will always make room for. Continue »



The Beautiful Pomegranate

 

pomegranate_4

 

The beautiful pomegranate has been a part of our culture for millennia. It was used by the Egyptians as medicine, and appears in the mythology and literature of the ancient Greeks and Romans and looms large in Judeo-Christian literature and art as well. Native to the Middle East, South Asia and parts of the Mediterranean, its cultivation has spread through centuries of trading and exploration to Egypt, China, Western Europe and the new world, especially California, introduced there in the eighteenth century by Spanish settlers. Continue »