And since Winter is sneaking in, time for a follow-up note to a Greek goddess on the perils of the arils...
Well Persephone, I can't say I blame you. First that selfish jerk Hades captured and carried you to The Underworld...if the guy was thinking romantic, he should have taken you to Tahiti.
So you're stuck, literally, in a hellhole when finally...finally...Zeus got off his butt and sent Hermes down to rescue you. Yeah, Hermes is cute...save that for later. Anyway. Hades pulled another fast one by tempting you with the sweet scarlet seeds of a magnificently plump pomegranate. Just a handful of little seeds, no big deal, right? Their juicy ruby beauty made you forget all about that "No Snacking in Hell" rule and you savored every last fruity jewel...yummm!
Except now you're stuck in The Underworld half the year while Hades gads about stirring up more Olympian mischief. Damn him straight to Hell. Oh wait...never mind.
Well P, I would have done the same thing. Pomegranates rock and you bet I'd go to Hell and back for that irresistible deliciousness. See you in Springtime. ;)
from Courtney at sweet miscellany
from One Lil' Vegan
from Colynn at but yes...i do eat potatoes
(In case you're wondering, here's How To Eat Dragon Fruit)
from Pavithra at Eat, Live, Burp
from Natalie at Cook Eat Live Vegetarian
from Duck’s Dad at In My Box
from Emily at Daily Garnish
from Russell James
from David, Luise & Elsa at Green Kitchen Stories
The key to pomegranate happiness is learning to pop the seeds out of the pulp. To remove and use the arils (seeds) try the old underwater technique or the water-free whack-a-bowl trick, or just score 'em and eat 'em!
You can also buy dried arils to add into your granola bars or oatmeal or any other recipe that calls for dried fruit. Online you can find them at Bella Viva Orchards or Nuts.com or check your local grocery store.
Do you munch on pomegranate seeds or use them in your cooking? Which seed-popping technique is your favorite? Do you groove on pomegranate juice? Which fruits do you find irresistible? ;)