Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!
Pomegranates are an early winter treat that my family enjoys (not me--too seedy). While an association with St. Nicholas is a bit of a stretch, they do grow in Turkey. (Remember, he's from Myra in the land that is now Turkey?)
If you've never tried this exotic (for me, anyway--I didn't see one before I was married) fruit, now may be the time. I've put up a preparation tutorial over at Come to the Table.