Spiced Pears and Pomegranate
- 3 pears - peeled, cored and cut into wedges
- 1 pomegranate, skin and light-colored membrane removed
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (one fresh lemon)
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (we grind from whole nuts)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds (optional)(we use walnuts in ours)
- 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Place the sliced pears and pomegranate seeds into a bowl. Toss with lemon juice to coat. Combine the brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small cup or bowl, then mix into the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to blend the flavors. Serve in individual dishes, and garnish with a sprinkling of chopped almonds and a sprig of mint
More on fall happening here in Durham North Carolina
Some of our home grown lima beans harvested recently. These heirloom seeds were given to by one of my customers her family have saved these seeds for generations.
Flowering Dogwood beside our driveway today.
Persimmons beside our deck. This tree was planted by the birds. It is under our huge White Oak tree, this photo was taken last week now it is leafless. The acorns falling might have something to do with it being leafless already. Persimmons are another fall favorite of mine too. I did see a squirrel carrying off a persimmon the other day.
Two days worth of acorns falling, my estimate this is at least 10 gallons of them. So far I have swept up 17 gallons of acorns.
Below is the deck a few hour later after a mini storm that brought it a 30mph wind for about 5 minutes, you did not want to be out there on the deck they were coming down perhaps 500 a minute.