Pomegranates: The Exotic Red Jewels of December

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Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking
if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.

~ Voltaire

‘Tis the Season to Enjoy Exotic Fruit

Here in Canada, where winters are cold and “all green things cease to grow”, the holiday season has always been a time to enjoy imported exotic fruits. When I was a child, the big treat in December was mandarin oranges from Japan. While I still look forward to having a fresh mandarin (or my new favourite, the satsuma orange), I also look forward to a new exotic fruit which has become readily available over the last ten years: fresh pomegranates.

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