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957 BC: Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem was built. Pillars in the temple were decorated with pomegranates. The fruit decorated the robes of Jewish priests. The Torah describes the robes: “And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about: a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.” Exodus 28:33–34. Deep Meaning!
Strawberry & Goat Cheese Green Salad with Basil Vinaigrette The vinaigrette: 10 large fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste The salad: 1/3 cup sliced almonds 6 cups (packed) torn red lettuce leaves 1 1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips 1 large, uniformly-shaped russet potato, scrubbed well and sliced into 1/8" rounds* cooking spray 3/4 C. shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese salt & pepper to taste 2 T. crumbled bacon (about 2 slices) - chopped parsley or chives, for garnish (optional)