Pomegranate Recipes

Pomegranate Recipes

October 14th, 2010  | Category: Fruit


It's that time of the year again: Pomegranates everywhere. Well, at least in Istanbul. I consider myself very lucky as Turkey is one of the native lands of the pomegranate. And you're lucky, too. Because if you're looking for ideas on what to do with pomegranates, you've come to the right place. Here are a few pomegranate recipes from Cafe Fernando archives as well as some of my favorite ...

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Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

September 17th, 2009  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


I made up something called a Monday Morning Syndrome Cake a while ago. It is basically a cake that you bake on a Sunday night, which helps you to survive the cubicle cabin fever on the first working day of the week.  And somewhere along the line I completely forgot about this genius idea. No wonder why I've been grumpy on Monday mornings lately. So when I received ...

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Vegan Strawberry Smoothie

Vegan Strawberry Smoothie

July 02nd, 2009  | Category: Drinks, Fruit, Vegan


My father has the strictest morning routine I have ever seen. He wakes up at 6:30 AM, goes for a 45-minute walk, takes a shower, eats his breakfast and he's on his way to work at 8:00 AM sharp. This has been his routine for as long as I can remember. Stricter than his morning routine is the list of things he eats at breakfast. A slice ...

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Pomegranate Jam

Pomegranate Jam

November 25th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Preserving


You really didn't think I was done with pomegranates, did you? I am amazed to hear how scarce this amazing fruit is in other parts of the world. A Turkish reader living in Germany said a pomegranate costs 2 Euros there!!! I am so lucky to be living in a city abundant with pomegranates. Did you know that pomegranates have more antioxidant power than cranberry juice or ...

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Apricot Cherry Galette

Apricot Cherry Galette

July 28th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


With summer fruit at its best, there has never been a better time to bake all kinds of stone fruit encased in a buttery flaky dough. Although you can prepare a galette with any fruit you'd like, I highly recommend one of my favorite combinations: Apricot and cherry. Aside from the great color combination, they let out just the right amount of water, which means they need ...

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