It’s raining pomegranate at home lately.

Darcy has been bringing this ruby-like fruit home every week for a couple of weeks now. Most of the time, i’ll just eat it just like that as snacks. Apart from salads, i really can’t think of what to do with it until one day, my batch of pink macaron failed on me. :(

The goodness of pomegranate :

Recent scientific research is demonstrating that pomegranate may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of various types of cancer such as breast cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.  Research using both mouse mammary organ culture and human breast cancer cells in vitro has demonstrated anticancer effects of pomegranate extracts.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM).

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer’

As well as providing a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness of their work and of the disease, BCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.

I’ve been meaning to participate in the Pink Ribbon Walk again this year, just like what i did back in 2009 – yikes, it has been 2 years already! Unfortunately, due to my tight schedule, i had to give it a miss.  But come next year, i’ll make it a point to join the walk again, tight schedule or not. ;)

Eton Mess

*makes 4 smallish cups

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • a handful of pomegranate seeds
  • 2 teaspoons pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups failed macarons, crumbled

Directions

1. Hull and chop the strawberries and put into a bowl and add the sugar and pomegranate juice and leave to macerate while you whip the cream.

2. Whip the cream in a large bowl until thick but still soft.

3. Arrange the berries, pomegranate seeds and crumbly macarons in your preferred way on 4 serving plates or glasses or in a mound, and top each with some of the remaining macerated strawberries.

Adapted from Nigella Lawson

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This gotta be one of the quickest, (but not yummiest :P) dessert that i’ve ever assembled. Just 5-10 minutes, and you’ve got  some pretty decent tasting and gorgeous looking desserts staring back at ya!

Meanwhile, i’ll just go do some read ups on how to use those pomegranate seeds that have been sitting in the fridge since 2 days ago.

13 Responses to “Eton Mess.. what a mess!”

  1. Lovely!! Very inviting and not a mess at all! :)

  2. These are simply too pretty to eat!! I love the idea of using failed macarons to do this, what a fab idea!

  3. Thank you dearies! :*

  4. very sweet colours!

  5. So pretty.. now I know what to use failed macaron shells for the next time.. hehe..

  6. why is it always fun eating out of a jar.. :p

  7. Your eton mess is so so beautiful!

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  9. Thank you all! Yup, failed macarons go in here best! ;)

  10. I’m hungryyyy Sherie!!!

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  12. yAnn : heeeee! swing by and you will be fed!

  13. Such an amazing combination!! I just loved the style!!

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