Of all the different fruits, I think the pomegranate is one of the most interesting. You can’t bite into it. Or peel it, like you would a banana or an orange.
Eating a pomegranate takes patience, and until recently, it took some planning ahead too.
My trusty Joy of Cooking was the first to tell me how to seed a pomegranate:
- Make a shallow cut all the way around the pomegranate.
- Carefully peel it open.
- While submerged in water, gently pull out the seeds from the membranes.
I did this, but this method took FOREVER. Literally, Mr. Crumbs and I planned the event of seeding a pomegranate on a calendar. He’d do the work while I did something else on the counter next to him.
Ok fine, I did nothing sometimes too.
It was great to be productive, but after a few times, we became weary of the work involved and opted to skip pomegranates when we saw them on sale. Not even 25¢ a piece was tempting amidst the full hour pomegranate bonanza that would soon follow.
And then I stumbled on an awesome method to seed a pomegranate in less than two minutes. Folks, my world is complete.
Thanksgiving is all about tradition. If there’s one thing that’s always the same about Thanksgiving Every family has their own unique way of cooking the turkey – from the traditional oven-roasted to deep-fried to rotisserie on the grill. The ways it’s been is the way it should be.
Many family riffs have occurred over whether the potatoes should be white or sweet, mashed or roasted, savory or candied. Whether the “green” vegetable should be broccoli, green beans or Brussels spouts… and whether the rolls should be a lightly and fluffy wheat roll or an out-on-a-limb cornbread.
Oh yes. We can’t forget dessert. As varied as taste buds could be – whether it’s chocolate pie, pumpkin pie , apple pie all or berry pie – they have their stake in the famous Thanksgiving desert category, with only one clear winner in the end.
Tradition holds the stakes when it comes to what’s served at Thanksgiving, and to be honest, a stressful day is tradition too.
This year, let’s start a new tradition for a stress-free Thanksgiving.