|Pomegranate painting by Barbara Finwall|
Besides avocado trees, we also have lots of fruit trees. One is a pomegranate tree. I used to love pomegranates. When I was little we used to just break them open and try like heck to get the seeds out. It was so messy and you ended up with red fingers for days and days. But those little seeds sure were tasty. I really didn't know the proper way to peel one.
So I did a little research and found this excellent post on youtube which I think explains the process really well.
If you'd like recipes for pomegranates you might try these:
I found this recipe for a nonalcoholic pomegranate cocktail in an old cook book. Sounds refreshing.
Boil the seeds of 1 large pomegranate with 2 slices of lemon in 3 cups of water until the water has absorbed the color and flavor from the seeds (15 minutes) . Add 1/2 cup sugar and boil for 5 minutes more. Strain through a double thickness of cheesecloth, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and chill. Serves 6.
Hope this helps next time you're trying to peel a pomegranate.