Thursday, January 1, 2009

Good Luck in the New Year!

We've had a couple of very cold days and nights in the herb garden!
We started the day with pancakes. A favorite of the Herbal Husband. For lunch we had guacamole and our pomegranates from Arizona. A little different combination.

Even though it is known as a biblical fruit and from the Mid East, all of the pomegranates Americans eat are grown here. It is the perfect diet (an ugly four letter word) food, because it takes a very long time to eat them. The word, pomegranate, derives from Middle French, pomme garnete, literally, seeded apple. I ate all the seeds, the Herbal Husband spit them out. More fiber eating the seeds! The red liquid is really delicious! There are lots of products, especially drinks, made with pomegranate juice. The juice can stain clothing or countertops so you need to be careful when eating it. Pomegranate is a good luck food as well. So it has all kinds of bonuses!

We are going to have lentils, rice and apanado (a thin spiced fried ground meat patty from Peru) this evening. No pork and sauerkraut here! Lentils are a good luck food of many people in the world. Hope we all have good luck in the coming year! Remember Bay Laurel is the 2009 Herb of the Year! WE ARE PENN STATE!


Rosemary said...

Happy New Year! Apparently we didn't eat enough lentils today....

lemonverbenalady said...

Yes, we fell a little short today!