[gardeners] Ariel

Ron Hay (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 29 Jun 2001 07:37:50 -0700

Hello, again. I thought I might give my version of "Ariel," since
Margaret so kindly suggested a box of heirloom apples as a Christmas

Since we are blessed with a pomegranate tree/bush, this is one of our
favorite holiday treats.

Take the seeds from a couple of good-sized pomegranates and place them
in a mixing bowl.

Put into the bowl a handfull each of sliced almonds, dates, raisins and

In a blender, put papaya chunks from one smallish fruit (as opposed to
the 10# Mexican papayas one often sees in markets) and the juice of 1-2
oranges, depending on their size (you don't want it too soupy).

Dress the pomegranate, nut, raisin, date and apple mixture with the
orange/papaya mixture and serve. The crunchiness of the pomegranate and
almonds contrasts beautifully with the softness of the dates and
raisins, with the apple chunks adding texture.

Serve as a dessert at Thanksgiving or Christmas...or anytime you can get
fresh pomegranates:)