I grew up eating pomegranates from my backyard. They don’t scare me! Pomegranates can be one of the messiest fruits – my husband stays far away from them for that reason. The tiny pods are filled with an intense fruit juice quite different from any other fruit. This intense flavor is why pomegranates are so popular in cooking to achieve robust and intense flavors.

My favorite with Carter & Cavero’s Pomegranate Balsamic? Carter & Cavero’s Chipotle Olive Oil. It is an absolutely amazing combination!!!!!!!!

You can visit Carter & Cavero at their store in Red Bank and in Long Branch, New Jersey or shop online at www.carterandcavero.com.