Originating in Iran, pomegranates have been grown for thousands of years. I can remember picking the ripe fruit off my grandfather’s tree to enjoy as a summer treat. The arils and juice can be used for a variety of recipes, both sweet, savoury and alcoholic.
I always tell bloggers who are stressed about their online world that life comes before blogging. And really, life should come before anything. It is important to live in the moment and take time out to spend with friends. When asked if I would rather stop mid session at gym and go for a beer I did not need to think twice. It was a beautiful winters’ afternoon. The sun was shining and a friend wanted to talk. We had an amazing afternoon chatting away and I told him life is too short. It is too short to not do what we enjoy. We should make the most of each amazing day we are given and do what we love. We should not be stressed by the little things. Rather we should celebrate them. I hope that the afternoon we had together ends in a place he wants to be.
Today’s inspiration ♥ Recipe For Pomegranate Concentrate ♥ can be found on Lavender and Lime Click To Tweet
Life is also too short to juice pomegranates. Rumour has it that there are 614 arils in the fruit. If anyone feels like counting them, please let me know. One pomegranate will yield about 125mls of juice. And you have to take care not to rub the pith into the juice as that will make it bitter. So, for this recipe for pomegranate concentrate I used store bought juice. Make sure if you do the same that it is 100% pomegranate juice.
- 300mls 100% pomegranate juice
- 30g sugar, I used fructose
- 15mls lime juice
- Place all of the ingredients into a small sauce pan
- Simmer over a medium temperature until thick
- Place into a sterilized glass jar
What I blogged August 25:
- one year ago – Roast Potato Wedges
- two years ago – Cinnamon Sugar
- five years ago – Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs
- six years ago – Chocolate Macaroons