Strange desires seemingly unearth themselves within me given this time of year. We are securely surrounded by the cold (our forecast predicted ‘freezing’ as the high temperature), there is a frequent need to add additional clothing, and abundant is the great white precipitation we affectionately call snow. I question myself, although briefly, of the temptations that I contain. And be it that these temptations appear in the form of popsicle and ice treats, always in the cold.
I am ever grateful of the upcoming holiday – no matter the celebration there is a constant warmth that surrounds the seasonality. I revel in the gathering, festivities, lavishness, and simplicity. The quiet, candle-lit night inside is just as paramount as the rambunctious night spent dancing and swinging. We grace one another’s souls, we appreciate the feast, we accept the year, and we cradle the next.
My wishes are as follows: may you have a pleasant and relaxing holiday, full of warmth and comfort – but may you dually contain all the candor and merriment such solid holidays are prone to contain and bestow. I share my desires, my warmth, and my joy. Simple rosemary pomegranate popsicles, sure to offer delicious vibrations. I wish you the best holiday, and will excitedly see you again before the new year.
- 4 cups pomegranate juice
- 1 tbl finely chopped rosemary
- arils from 1 pomegranate
- bring pomegranate juice and rosemary to a boil in a pot over medium heat. simmer mixture 5-10 minutes on low, until slightly reduced. strain rosemary from pomegranate juice and allow to cool.
- fill popsicle molds 1 / 2 to 3 / 4 of the way with juice, and add arils to each pop. add the rest of the juice. freeze popsicles half-way, insert sticks, and continue to freeze until completely hardened.