Saturday, 3 November 2012

Pomegranate Jelly!

Happiness arrived in a cardboard box last week all the way from America. I received some homemade jelly from the very beautiful and extremely generous Anne - Pomegranate Jelly. Oh my goodness, it is utterly divine. I have a new food crush *blush*

I remember it so well (I don't know why); I was about 7 and there was a lady standing in the fruit and veg aisle at the supermarket with one or 2 Pomegranates cut open to reveal those amazing little pink jewels within, she was encouraging people to try it. I was entranced, took a few seeds and popped them in my mouth - never before had I tasted anything like it and in fact I hadn't tasted that flavour again until this delicious jelly arrived.

It's a little like cranberry jelly but not, it's more fragrant and a little bit sweeter but it hits lots of spots on the tongue at once that don't usually go together in the way cranberry jelly does. I guess that's the only way I can explain it.

Oh but I am in love and Anne (angel that she is) also sent me a bag of my favourite Sweet Pea seeds 'Cupani' and some vibrant Cosmos in sunny orange, oh just perfection. I really hope they like it here in Carrick, I would love those colours in a vase together, how exciting to the eye!

So publicly I say - thank you Anne. Thank you for introducing some exotic-ism into my dull Autumn days and for giving me seeds to aid dreams about Spring and Summer 2013 - a truly priceless gift xxxx


  1. What wonderful, sweet gifts from a faraway friend!!! The jelly looks and sounds YUMMY!!!
    Have a lovely, cozy weekend, Carrie! :)

  2. Looks yummy and beautiful!!
    When I was little, I used to pick a pomegranate from a tree and ate on the way home from school.
    So pomegranate makes me feel like nostalgic.

  3. It's nice to make something that can be shipped abroad -- so I'm very pleased the jelly arrived intact and that you like it. I agree, it's a bit sweet. I might try to temper that with a lower sugar version next time.

  4. I like to eat fresh pomegranate but for some reason don't like pomegranate juice.

  5. Jelly travelled so far without jetlag, looking fresh on da table for you Carrie.... :)

  6. Lucky you! As you rightly say Anne is a lovely friend.
    Good on you for doing such a praise worthy post which I'm know she'll appreciate. Flighty xx


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