I absolutely love persimmons. My grandmother’s property had two persimmon trees and every fall they were simply spectacular. These two trees sat among many other trees with leaves that by then had turned into beautiful shades of yellow and red. The persimmon trees stood out majestically tall with their dark green leaves and beautiful orange fruit
One of the many fruits that takes me right back to my childhood in Iran are cherries. I have always loved cherries and it might possibly be because we had three cherry trees in my grandmother’s backyard. This meant that we never had to purchase cherries when they were in season because the trees provided us with plenty for ourselves
The second recipe of the Food of Life series is Sohan-e qom. This is definitely a must try! I was immediately intrigued by the picture of this recipe. One of the things that I love about the 25th anniversary edition of Food of Life is the abundance of pictures that go with the corresponding recipes.
Tut, White Mulberry Sweets, are very popular sweets in Iran and they are always made for Norouz. There are a few different ways in which this sweet is spelled: Tut, Tout, Toot. Regards of the spelling, I absolutely love them!! If you go to any Persian store, you will notice that they are super expensive.
Baking cookies is a big part of the days leading up to the Persian New Year. I am really excited to share this recipe with you for a couple of reasons. One because Naan Berenji is one of my favorite Norouz cookies, but also because of the person who gave me this recipe. This cookie is really simple to make
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!! I am not really into this type of “celebratory days” but I must send a shout out to my little sister Valentina as St. Valentine is her namesake!
I have a fabulous recipe to share with you all today: Chocolate Shortbread with Pistachios!!! You must thank my relative Neda for it
Today’s post concludes not only Pomegranate Week 2010 but also all the fabulous recipes made for the POM Wonderful Dinner Party. Today I present to you Pomegranate Granita. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this dessert, you don’t even need an ice-cream maker for it!! When I first started thinking about what type of dessert to make, I knew I wanted to take a traditional Persian dessert and add a little modern twist to it.