Celebrate National Pomegranate Month with a Holiday Giveaway

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

AboutPOM

It’s no secret that I have a soft spot in my heart for POM Wonderful.  Not only does the company produce some excellent, high quality products using sustainable business practices,  but the people behind the brand seem innovative, caring and very supportive of the food blogging community.  Their recent POM Wonderful Blogger Harvest Tour is a shining example of that.  Although, due to circumstances beyond my control (United Airlines Sucks), I didn’t actually get to attend the tour, Jeff and Andrea from POM Wonderful did everything they could to make me feel very much included in the festivities, including sending me a big package full of POM goodies afterward.

The pomegranate is an unusual, yet versatile fruit with many delicious and creative uses.  Its health benefits have been touted far and wide. Pomegranate juice is loaded with antioxidants – about three times more than are found in green tea or red wine. Antioxidants help to guard the body against the substances that can cause premature aging, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and lots of other diseases or health conditions.  If that isn’t reason enough to indulge, there are scads of “wonderful” recipes using pomegranates and their juice.   The arils (seeds) are perfect for tossing in salads, stirring into yogurt, sprinkling over cereal or garnishing cocktails.  Pomegranate juice is ideal for glazes, cocktails and marinades. read more >>

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Is This Pie a Winner?

Wednesday, November 4, 200947 Comments

*UPDATE* (11/05/09)  My recipe is now up on the Bon Appetit site and the link below DOES work. Thank you all so much for your support AND your votes!!!  I wish I could send each one of you a slice of this pie!
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TWD: Cran-Apple Crisps

Tuesday, November 3, 200942 Comments

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Deb’s Mom’s Apple Cake

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(Matcha Macarons with White Chocolate-Passion Fruit Ganache and Blackberry Swiss Buttercream)
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Thursday, October 22, 200969 Comments

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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