First off, I just want to say: Where on earth have you been?! I’ve been worried sick! You could have at least left a note as to how long you’d be gone! Er, wait, that was me that’s been “gone” so long! Sorry ’bout that.
All I can say for myself is that life happens, and sometimes you have to cannonball right into it. While the blog, well the blog just has to stay behind sometimes, poor little blog. But I’m here now, because I am inspired to tell you that pomegranates are delicious, nutritious, and use to be a big red mess to eat, but not anymore!
Thanks to a new trick I’ve learned, we’ve been enjoying Pomegranates all fall. You see, once you get the seeds (also called arils) out of the pomegranate shell they are as easy as popcorn to eat. You just pop ‘em in and enjoy! My kids love them, and so do I.
So here’s how you do it.
Slice your ripe pomegranate into quarters; set aside.
Fill a medium size bowl about half way with luke warm or cool water. I like to keep the bowl in the sink while I’m doing this.
Place your pom quarters into the water. Keeping your handy-dandy little fingers and thumbs under the water, pop the arils into the bowl.
The seeds will sink, and the pulp will float to the top where you can scoop it out.
Drain and rinse the seeds; store the seeds in an airtight bag or bowl in the refrigerator and use at your convenience.
Snack on them right out of the bowl, throw them on a salad, put them in your oatmeal, or throw them in these yummy Gingerbread Waffles.
I learned this Pomegranate technique from Sheena at The Little Red House. Where she took some really beautiful pictures of this gorgeous fruit and this step by step technique.