Monday, May 6, 2013

Pomegranate Syrup | Mom, I Love You

These days have been washing over me like untiring waves. It's hard to catch my breath, but moments of peace do come; praise be to God. My sweet mom who was and is everything to me, has gone to be with Jesus. For months her voice got quieter, and laughter came to a halt with that. It's hard to not hear it anymore. For a few weeks I wanted to do nothing, or be no where that wasn't with her. Soon though glimmers of light began to shine down on me. Little rays of truth giving me hope for a future, to be strong for what I have before me. My mom was an amazing example to me in strength, grace, beauty, amongst so many things I could write an unending list. I am so happy to have been given such a woman as my mom. I know my mind will recall her all the time, and I won't be foreign to writing those recalled moments down. I'm thankful for the ability to write and have those things close to me anytime I want to pick up the words to remember.

In these days, when my heart is tired. Jesus is carrying me.

A sweet simple morning. A new day.

Pomegranate Syrup
Time: 7 min Serves: 2

1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup maple syrup

How To: 
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat add pomegranate seeds and syrup. (Whatever fruit you add to the pan, just have enough syrup to cover the bottom of the pan, up to however much you want.)

Heat until mixture begins to simmer. Drop heat to low and continue to simmer for 4 - 5 minutes. The syrup will reduce a little, and also take on the pink color of the pomegranate, making a lovely addition to french toast, waffles, or pancakes. 

I like to add fruit to my syrup just for something a little different (with added fiber/nutrients). Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries also work really well for this application. The exact amount of ingredients doesn't really matter, just how much syrup you'd like to serve.
Bon appétit. 


  1. Oh man I am sobbing after reading that. My heart goes out to you. I love you so much rachel and im so sorry for your lose. I wish i could be there to give you a hug. Im praying for you and your family. love you !

  2. I love you Rachel

  3. Rachel know that I love you and are praying for you! Every time I think of you or your mom I pray! Know that and thank you Lord for His peace that passes all understanding! God bless you with His great grace! Thanks for your recipes they give me such joy. Thank you for loving my son He is great because of the woman standing with him. We are truly blessed to have you as our daughter!
    Love ya
    MOM Ada

  4. I'm so sorry...I cannot imagine what you're feeling. Prayers of peace and comfort for you. Savor your memories of her, even if they make you cry.

    PS-I love poms and never would have thought of using them in a syrup. Brilliant.

  5. Thank you all, you're all so sweet. It means so much to have such sweet friends and family.


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