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One afternoon I stopped for a quick lunch at a familiar salon du thé. I entered with two bag loads of groceries and my work bag having come from work. Suddenly one of the bags slipped and everything came tumbling out! I knelt down to salvage what I could but the naughty pomegranate had rolled under a bench. So I stretched my arm out willing it to go further, spread on the floor, when two genteel looking ladies (who lunch obviously) leaned over their tables, forks in mid-air, and enquired: ‘Are you ok?’
‘Oui! Je cherche une grenade!' I answered (translated: Yes! I'm looking for a pomegranate).
I didn’t have time to register the look on the two ladies’ faces as I had almost wrapped my fingers around the blasted little thing. When I brought forth the pomegranate, the ladies began to laugh with relief. It was only minutes later when I had settled down to order my lunch that it had hit me -La grenade!
Coincidentally that same week, the area where the tearoom is situated was being evacuated to remove a bomb from the Second World War found in somebody’s garden.
|with just pomegranate seeds|
Serves 4- 6
10 Cardamom pod seeds freshly ground to a fine powder
2 tsp of Pecan nuts roughly chopped