Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Peppermint Pomegranate

Image by muffet

This may sound a bit odd to some people, but at the moment I'm really feeling inspired by two flavours. Peppermint and Pomegranate. Now, I would not suggest that these should be combined, however I'm really enjoying their images, smells and flavours.


Image byJoeM500

Earlier this week I had to tear myself away from the pomegranate diffuser room scents at TK Maxx. I've also tried to involve pomegranates in recipes more often. I thoroughly recommend a Pomegranate and Carrot Salad, like this one from the timesonline website (or pomecarrot salad, as it's known at our house now).

According to Wikipedia, cultivation of the pomegranate dates back as far as 1000BC, and the juices can be used for natural dyeing of non-synthetic fabrics. While that is probably not a very cost effective way to dye fibres, it certainly sounds romantic.

Israeli Postage Stamp via karen horton

Speaking of fibres - expect a few posts on felting over the coming days. We've purchased some supplies - including bag containing what must be most of a sheep - and are going to give it a go - I can't wait to get stuck in.

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