Indigenous to the warm climates of the Mediterranean and Middle East, the intense sweet-tart flavor of the pomegranate is a perfect match for hearty meats like lamb and duck. Use alone or whisked together with your favorite oil over a mixed green salad with pomegranate seeds, toasted nuts and feta cheese. Adds depth to any of your favorite pan sauces, braised meats or compotes. Add a splash to hearty winter borscht or over sauted greens like spinach or chard. Drizzle over poached fruit and ice cream for an elegant and easy dessert.