Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Les Grenades


These are not pastries but they are delicious and so good for you. If I eat enough of these healthy fruits I should be able to indulge in the pâtisseries next week, bien sûr!

I always think that the pomegranate seeds look like little rubies. Je l'adore.


Marché Maubert
le mardi, le jeudi, le samedi
Place Maubert, 5ième arr.

36 comments:

Rob-bear said...

First time I saw one of these was in high school. Another student was picking out the seeds and eating. I always found that a bit odd, for some reason. (But, then, I'm a Bear, and find Humans a bit odd at the best of times.)

This is Belgium said...

It is true, I have not seen those in Alabama.. strange..you have the weather for it !

Malyss said...

dear Genie, in french , you must write grEnade, with a E.I like the juice of that fruit, but not the fruit itself. In France, "grenadine" is a red syrup that kids love very much!

Richard said...

Mais oui, Genie, les grains de grenade sont des rubis, et ceux là ne coûtent pas trop cher à ton mari... :-)
Bonne journée!

Suzi said...

They do look like little rubies, they are one fruit I absolutely adore on anything white like merrigue, they look like sparkling jewels. x

biebkriebels said...

Yes, that is nice fruit, only a bit difficult to eat. Thank you for your nice comment on Pimmie, he was a real member of the family and the house is empty without him.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

No doubt about it, they do look like little jewels.
Sam

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmmm I've never tried, and now I'm so curious!
Beautiful shot!
Léia

Dianne said...

A healthy choice Genie - I love these little ruby gems scatered on top of a green salad - they give that crunch of sweet!
But when in Paris... well - you have choices to make - croissants or mille-feuille or tarte-au-pommes. decisions decisions!!

Nina said...

Je l'adore aussi. Delicious.

M said...

I am with Dianne -- these are delicious on a salad. Eating lots of those right now in preparation (anticipation) for Paris patisseries next week! Beautiful photo!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bear -- They are very tasty and leave your hands stained red.

Belgium -- Oh, this is from a market in Paris, bien-sûr. We can buy them here (AL) in abundance but they are shipped in just as we ship out pecans and peaches and shrimp.

Malyss -- Merci! It was late and I kept thinking that it was the same word as for grenade (the exploding kind)! Now, I will never forget.

Richard -- Mais, un mari ne sera pas heureuse avec ces rubis-ci - haha!

Suzi -- I will have to try them on meringue - how elegant! They are nice dropped in a bit of Champagne for color and flavor.

biebkriebels -- Merci, mon amie... I know that he will be missed, a unique presence among cats... bises

Sam -- I am sure that you have some delicious applications with pomegranates... I mostly eat them like a snack.

Léia -- To me they even taste "red" as if that was a flavor at all, but they do

Dianne -- Yes, and Marie said that we are going to try 17 (!) different pasteries while in Paris, sharing each separate treat to save (hah) the calories but that she wants a special treat from Aoki all of her own... I'd better go get a "pom" for today's lunch!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nina -- For something so plain with a tough exterior, they are delicious for sure

Marie -- Merci... poms, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, apples.... getting ready for the real treats!

Gringo said...

Hmmm, They look tasty Genie!

BillDixon said...

Beautiful picture!!! The pomegranates take me back to my childhood. My neighbor, Mrs. Jacobs, who had all type of fruit and nut trees, vegetables, scuppernongs, and 100's of rabbits. Her yard was my play ground and she allow me to eat anything I wanted. She cussed like a sailor and told funny stories. She would invited me in for a tomato sandwich, cantaloupe, and what ever was ripe in her garden. Thanks for taking me on a trip this morning.

Virginia said...

I'm liking the champagne idea! :) I love all things pom but have never seen one cut open fresh. Live and learn!
V

Pam Holnback said...

They do look like rubies! I think that you can eat these and pastries!

Halcyon said...

They're pretty, but I find it's too much hassle to eat them. They are loaded with good stuff though! :)

Starman said...

I haven't had a pomegranate since I was a kid.

kathrin said...

wow I love that juice, big hugh Kathrin

Alexa said...

Beautiful shot, Genie! (This was once "my" marché—sigh.) Don't you just love the way the seller has opened one up to tempt you with the delicious little gems within?

Loree said...

The do, indeed, look like rubies. I used to love them as a child but now the little pips (stones) annoy me. I still love the taste though.

James said...

They sure look delicious! Yum!

TheChieftess said...

I've always thought the seeds look like rubies too!!! I used to pick one from a tree on the way home from school when I was a kid...the eating was always a bit messy, but they sure were good!!!

Clueless in Boston said...

Or juicy cheeries. Looks delicious.

Amanda said...

ah, genie - you have taken such a lovely foto of persephone's favorite food!!!

Ninny said...

Garnets...juicy, glossy, deep red, set in gold. Aren't those lucious? And love the photo!

Jack said...

Nie shot, Genie. No calories there. And Parisian pastries don't have calories either.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Gringo -- Merci... They are and the eating is slow...

Bill -- I would have loved Mrs. Jacobs... did she have a persimmon tree? I made the mistake of trying one on a neighbor's tree when I was a child and will never forget the experience!

Virginia -- I knew that you heard Champagne and came running!

Pam -- Rubies and garnets... oh yes, I will be eating the pastries

Halcyon -- I think that they are great for snacks when you do not have much else to do...

Starman -- I love them and have not had any problem finding them in the stores

kathrin -- Merci, mon amie! big hugs to you, too...

Alexa -- I wish that I had run into you back then... The soft watercolor-look of the outside belies the treats within

Loree -- Just pop some into a glass of prosecco or Champagne... They will cheer you right up!

James -- Merci, mon ami

Chieftess -- I do not know that I have ever seen one growing on a tree but California would be a place to find one!

Boston -- I agree... I should have bought one rather than just taking photos

Amanda -- I had forgotten that little bit of information... cheers to Persephone!

Liz -- Now you are right... garnets do have that deep dark rich red... merci@

Jack -- No calories here and no calories in the photos of Parisian pastries either - hah!

Julie said...

I shall have to indulge as I saunter through Marche Grenelle today. I have seen them bursting on trees in Siena, but never tasted one.

martinealison said...

C'est un fruit tellement beau... en salade de fruits c'est un peu comme si la touche du peintre était passée par là...
Gros bisous

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful!

Randy said...

One of my favorite fruits! There is a huge tree at my grandmothers house that has been there since the 1940's.
They make great scones.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a beautiful image! The seeds look like little jewels.

Kate said...

Pomegranates have always been a fruit of choice for me. As a teen-ager I was fascinated by its sexual symbolism...guess I still am. So, if one wants an aphrodisiac, it's as close as your nearest grocery store.

Cildemer said...

Elle est superbe ta photo, Genie!
J'adore les grenades! Ça me rappelle mon enfance au Portugal;o)

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