’08 Advent Calendar, Day 7

Considered a symbol of resurrection in Christianity (via the ancient Greeks’ myth of Persephone), and a symbol of fertility in Judaism, the pomegranate has a long and luscious history. It’s closely tied to the Christmas season and in supply only briefly, so be sure to try some of the tart, juicy seeds while you still can.

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recipe after the jump

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’08 Advent Calendar, Day 6

If you’ve found one of those cute rosemary bushes dressed up as a mini Christmas tree, don’t worry about rosemary overload. The plants keep going straight through the winter, if you have a sunny spot for them. And when you tire of lamb roast and using the woody stems as skewers, try simmering fresh sprigs in sugar and water to make a delicious rosemary syrup.

For the 2007 Advent Calendar, click here.

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