Friday, November 02, 2007
Pomegranates . . . my favorite fruit of fall
I was trying to think of a topic for my blog today while I was eating my favorite snack last night. i stopped and said to myself, "it's right in front of you!" So, I took the uneaten half to the kitchen where it reunited on my cutting board with its buddy bought this week at the grocery store. I love fall and pomegranates!
Pomegranates are supposed to promote healthy immune systems. I have eaten my share of them in my lifetime so maybe that is why I don't often get sick. I actually even tried some crystal Light that had pomegranates in it but wasn't impressed! I think i actually love picking out those little, red, sweet morsels of delight and eating them one by one!
I have been eating them since I was very little -- dad always brought a couple home to share with all my siblings. We thought they were better than candy! One year when I lived in Hawaii, I had a pomegranate tree right outside my front door!
Curious, I looked up info about them on the internet and found it so funny how they tell you to get the seeds out of the shell. it never occurred to me, nor my parents, to rinse the seeds in water and drain. We just picked them out of the shell/white skin inside and popped them into our mouths! I still do that.
It says you can refrigerate the seeds for as long as three days. . . hahahahahahaha once mine is broken open, the entire thing is eaten in less than 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! While i did et all of it last night, i know there's another one waiting for me in the refrigerator! Ü I might even go get a couple mroe before the season is over for them. Besides walking through the piles of leaves in autumn, pomegranates are my next best memory.