This Week on the Homestead. 12/22/2019 – 12/28/2019

This has been quite the busy week. In addition to Christmas, our two youngest children had birthdays this week. That makes for a lot of cake, cookies and presents.

We had a few storms come through this week. According to our rain gauge we had around .9 inches of rain this week. We even had some lighter rain which is good because it doesn’t all run off down our road.

The prior owners had a bird feeder and a platform for a quail block. This week I finally put food there to see if we could attract any birds.

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Pomegranate Sorbet

This post started at the end of last year, then life got real busy. It ended up sitting in the draft posts for about a year. Now I am finally finished with it.

This was the third year we have gotten fruit from our pomegranate tree. Each year we have had more fruit. This year I picked 56 pomegranates.

Since they are picked ripe, we need to use them quickly or else they will rot. One of my favorite things to make when I have a lot of juice is sorbet. I like the concentrated fruit flavor, and our children always ask for me to make it.

I didn’t want to use my usual sorbet recipe, because I usually make citrus based sorbets which need a lot of sugar. Pomegranate is fairly sweet on its own. I had issues finding recipes online that I liked. Most of them used other juices in addition to pomegranate, used a lot of water, or way to much sugar. The closest to what I wanted is this recipe from Williams-Sonoma.

While that recipe is close, it does have a few issues. First, it uses corn syrup. Pomegranate and sugar are already sweet together, and don’t require corn syrup. Second, the amount of juice required isn’t very specific. What does 12 pomegranates mean? Some of mine were massive, and a few were tiny.

So, I reworked the recipe a little to fit my needs. Please click the post title Pomegranate Sorbet above to see the recipe.

Pomegranate Sorbet

 

 


 

-Joshua