Pomegranates don’t grow well in New Zealand. They require more growing days than our climate generally provides, so aren’t really a commercially viable fruit.
This means that the pomegranates we can buy come from the US, and are available for a very short season.
My general shopping rule is to buy local, and boy do pomegranates challenge this. The juicy little arils add colour and crunch and a wonderful little pop of sourness to so many dishes.
In our house, pomegranate tends to be paired with duck, salty cheeses, oranges and mint for a dessert salad — or just eaten by the handful.
About Regular Random
Regular Random is a photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. Please pop over and take a look; and if you’d like to join in:
- choose a subject or a scene
- spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
- try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
- have fun!
- tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post.