[Sca-cooks] Pomegranate Molasses
susanrlin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 07:26:35 PST 2010
>From what I know strawberries are usually a summer fruit and we usually get
the poms for Rosh Hashanna (early fall)
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 3:50 AM, Claire Clarke <angharad at adam.com.au> wrote:
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> Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 22:08:44 -0800
> From: "Laura C. Minnick" <lcm at jeffnet.org>
> To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Pomegranate Molasses
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> Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> > On Feb 24, 2010, at 12:30 AM, Laura C. Minnick wrote:
> >>>> Strange co-incidence, I spotted a bag of frozen pomegranate seeds in
> >>>> supermarket today.
> >>>> Theadora
> >> Which reminds me- there's a recipe for something called 'Strawbereye'
> in... I think it was Curye on Inglische. Anyway, it is basically a
> strawberry pudding, but it also calls for pomegranate seeds to be 'strewn
> abouten'. Oookaaay... but strawberries and pomegranates aren't in season at
> the same time, are they? How did they do this?
> > Is it possible the pomegranates were imported from someplace where they
> were in season (say, the Mediterranean basin?), while the berries were
> > Adamantius
> When _are_ they in season? We get them here in Oregon during the
> holidays- and they're imported, though from where I don't know. I've
> never seen them any other time of year. Local strawberries come on in June.
> I'm guessing that English strawberries were in season around the same
> time (we have similar weather, etc). I would hazard a guess that poms
> were imported from Spain (making the giant leap from the presence of a
> pom on the arms of Grenada), so I guess then the question is when are
> they in season in Spain?
> Strawberries are a summer fruit. Pomegranates generally ripen in Autumn.
> The climate around here is pretty similar to the Mediterranean, and you
> usually do get pomegranates in Autumn. I'm not sure if they grow in cooler
> climates, but if they do, they certainly wouldn't appear earlier in the
> year. Since the strawberries certainly wouldn't last until Autumn (unless
> they were very late strawberries), the pomegranate seeds must have been
> preserved from the previous Autumn.
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