Will a dish with seeds count, she asked on chat. Of course, I used leaves, for Heaven's sake, the other she said. Not only seeds, leaves and even peels were used in the making of this event. And hopefully, no egos are going to be harmed in the making of it, either - I've listed the entries in the order I received them, and used as many of the photos as possible. A couple of you didn't send photos and a couple of you sent me photo links which I didn't know how to use or explore - anyway, I'd taken care of the escape clause in the AFAM announcement. Let me know if I've goofed somewhere, will remedy it as soon as possible.
Also, as I'm fairly new at round-ups and have done just one other, do you have any tips to offer on how it can be done easier? I guess I should have created a post as soon as I received the first entry, and should have kept updating it as the mails came in, but I didn't. So this took a while and seemed like a lot of hard work. How do you do round-ups?
First in the line is my friend from my home state - now don't charge me with nepotism, regionalism, communalism, etc, she just happened to be the first - and I've been having fun leaving long Telugu comments on her blog. She made this beauty of a drink.
Next came she - her name makes me think of gardens and garlands, and her blog reminds me of the king and queen, separated by a curse, the former having to spend some time as a chef in another kingdom. Would spiced rubies look like this? Find out how she came by this treasure.
From her comes a post full of information on the significance of pomegranate in her culture. And an unusual dish as well.
Doesn't Bill Gates have taste, or doesn't he know a good thing if it meets him in the elevator? Otherwise why on earth wouldn't he pay her any attention? Do you think this dish would have made a difference?
Leftovers and Photoshop both inspired her to make this - isn't it pretty? Head here for a cooling lunch.
Next is a dish which effectively pinpointed the seed of the problem. Find out how this blogger finally found the formula for a favourite dish of her DH. And there's more here.
This meal-sized salad is a riot of colour and does very nicely for a winter salad. Find out how she made it.
Elegance in a posh glass, thanks to the blog. Find out how she achieved it, happily.
Discover where pomegranate comes in in this toast she makes to the power of love!
In their own words, they are at least XX-rated, and it's very much an affair of the tart.
This is one heck of a tangy, fruity, star-studded treat that she came up with.
Colour me pink, the rice called out to her, and she did.
A good snack and an instant hit, that's what she said they were!
A chole bhatura is the test of any restaurant's cuisine for her friend but the friend's recipe proved lucky for her.
Inspired by a book she was reading, this blogger laid out a Persian spread, and a brilliant soup is part of it.
"A doddle to make", these pomegranate and crystallised ginger muffins. Check out the recipe here.
Curiouser and curiouser. In this dish, our fruit of the month is paired with walnut. Go here to find another dish with the influence of the Mediterranean.
Not quite ice-cream, but let the picture fool you! Find this exotic combination here.
The arils go on to garnish wholewheat muffins in this dish. Look at her lovely photos - you can even see the fibre in the wheat, or that's what it looks like!
Check out these all vegetarian muffins from a blogger who has a lovely pomegranate as her profile picture.
And now it's a pudding in muffin cups. How did she come by them?
More pudding, and the base is bread. She certainly got creative!
Check out this pomegranate feast - nothing prissy about it!
An old favourite, brightened by the ruby red of the fruit. Find it here.
Logically, it should have been a shade of pink, but it surprised her by turning green!
A new blogger's first-ever entry to a blog event, and an unusual one at that!
An unusual element of the pomegranate makes its way into this dish. If you have the runs, learn from her!
This salad is this new blogger's first event entry. Check it out!
When "a slight grumbling of the tum" combines with an unwillingness to make a snack, she found this recipe soothed.
An everyday dish becomes an experience in this entry. Scurry over to her blog to find out more.
Check out this riot of colour at her blog. It's really a visual feast, and emerged after she thought long and hard.
Her first attempt went to seed, but another has all the trappings of the exotic, rice, juice, lentils et al.
And she leaves!
AFAM-Pomegranate Event Round-up