Back to the basics with my blog, our food, life in general, and Enjoying this Journey...

Here's a beautiful salad for you.

Pear and pomegranate play together nicely and while jicama may have a mild, starchy flavor – its crunch is perhaps my favorite part of this salad. Everything comes together in a matter of minutes if the produce is prepped ahead of time.
Jicama Pear Pomegranate Salad

This time of year, most people are all about the pumpkin. Then there's me...

Pomegranate all the things! Pomegranate is such a delicious fruit, I cannot get enough of it. As soon as I see it in the stores – Oh, it’s on…

Plus, they’re good for ya.

Pomegranate Benefits

Kicking caramelized onions up a notch!

A skillet full of caramelizing onions is a treat for the senses. As the onion’s sugars are released, colors begin to shift and new smells develop. When all is said and done, a glorious flavor eagerly awaits your palate!

Pomegranate Caramelized Onions

Roasted sweet potato slices are certainly delicious on their own.

We have roasted sweet potatoes often. The kids love them. I love them. And The Mister… well, I think The Mister was excited to see something a little different on his plate for once.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate Molasses is one of those kitchen "staples" that sometimes slips my mind.

When I think to add pomegranate molasses to a recipe, I lament the fact that I don’t have any made! In the coming days, I’ll share a couple recipes that also feature this delicious fruity molasses.

Pomegranate Molasses

Luv has her own little point and shoot camera.

I love when she comes to me and announces that her memory card is full. That’s when I truly get to see the world from a child’s eyes. Many blurry shots, but all beautiful and important to her. And that is what matters.

Around this time of year, what seems like another lifetime ago, I was braiding challah crowns embedded with dried cranberries, with tzimmes stewing away in the oven, and we dipped our autumn apples in honey. Everything was so sweet!

When I found myself with the sudden urge to make tzimmes again, I couldn’t help but smile. Of course, this time around I’d have to tweak my old recipe quite a bit to tone down the sweetness.

Not So Sweet Tzimmes