Sunday, December 29, 2013

How To Eat A Pomegranate

First, learn how to spell it. The title of this post was originally How To Eat A Pomiganite. I can't spell worth a lick.

Ok then. For all you that are interested, this is my method for opening up and eating a pomegranate.

  1. Put on a white shirt. Always challenge yourself I say.
  2. Score the pomegranate by making a shallow circular cut around the middle.
  3. Pull the halves apart. It is best to do this standing over the kitchen sink.
  4. Wipe the red juice off your white shirt.
  5. Get a wooden spoon, the kind that's good for tapping people on the butt. Holding one half of the pomegranate upside down over a bowl, tap the back side of the fruit with the wooden spoon. Watch 3 seeds fall out.
  6. Mumble to yourself "screw this" and, still holding the pomegranate in the same position described in the above step, start removing the seeds with your thumbs. Watch big chunks of seeds and fruit flesh fall into your bowl and juice splash the side of the sink.
  7. Attempt to remove the seeds from the flesh by pulling them out with your fingers. 
  8. Go back to step 4.
  9. Did you know that the red juice from this fruit can discolor a stainless steel sink? Neither did I.
  10. After about 25 minutes or so, you should have the majority of seeds removed. Take a warm soapy sponge and wipe off the sides of the bowl, the sink, the kitchen curtains, the windowsill, and your shirt.
  11. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and remind yourself that bananas are a delicious and nutritious snack as well.

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