Posted in December 2014

Have a Wonderful pomegranate

Have a Wonderful pomegranate

When Harry Connick Jr. sang “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” he probably wasn’t referring to pomegranates, but he could have been. Wonderful just happens to be the name of California’s most popular pomegranate variety, in season from October to January. Bins of shiny red fruit have held centre stage in supermarkets for … Continue reading

Ready, set, roast!

Ready, set, roast!

Walking in the Italian woods can be perilous in the fall, as ripe chestnuts rain down from above and land with a thud. On impact, the tennis-ball-sized pods burst open, revealing three burnished brown chestnuts, two with fat rounded sides and the middle one flat on both sides. From the end of September to November, … Continue reading