Saturday, October 10, 2009

Flatop Breads and Whey



In the Good and Evil Garden of Pomegranates
Persian Mede are the MEDE-CINE MEDIA
Kurds are the CASHEW CHEESE while
Scandanavians are FLATOP BUTTES and VIKING WHEY

Anyone for a pomegranate lunch?

The pomegranate, Punica granatum, a deciduous tree or large shrub and its fruit, originated in the Middle East and has long been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean world. The plant bears white or bright red flowers followed by seedy, red fruits that may reach 13 cm (5 in) in diameter. Thriving on a wide range of soils in warm climates, the pomegranate produces excellent fruit under semiarid conditions, as in parts of California and Israel.

The many-seeded fruit was associated with both fertility and death in classical mythology. The goddess Aphrodite was said to have planted it on the island of Cyprus. When Persephone, the goddess of fertility, ate a few of its seeds on a visit to Hades (Africa), she was forced to return there for 4 months of every year.

The Romans, who believed that the best pomegranates came from Carthage, called the fruit punicum, the Latin for Carthage (See Punic Wars). The Spanish name for the pomegranate is granada, and the fruit appears on that city's seal.


In addition to being eaten as a fresh fruit, the dark red, acid pomegranate juice is used as a flavoring and is the principal ingredient of the red flavoring syrup grenadine. (For E, in North Grenville)

Sesame Seesaw

In Greek mythology, Hera, the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, was queen of the Olympian gods. She was worshiped as the goddess of marriage, women, and childbirth; her sacred emblems were the apple, pomegranate and peacock. Hera's marriage to Zeus, king of the gods, was troubled by his many infidelities. Some of the best-known Greek myths deal with the jealous Hera's persecution of women loved by her husband. In the Trojan War, Hera favored the Greeks because the Trojan prince Paris slighted her by naming Aphrodite the most beautiful of the goddesses. In Roman mythology, Hera was identified with Juno.