Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Persephone's Snack


Possibly inspired by the tale of Persephone eating the four pomegranate seeds in Greek mythology, Q-ster asked if we could get a pomegranate when we were at the supermarket last weekend.


It even came with its own instructions.  Look, "Easy Open!"   (Hint: total lie.)


Any fruit that needs that many instructions isn't easy.  SwingDaddy points out that it is relative.  It's easier to open than say, a locked safe with a lost combination.  But harder than any normal kind of fruit.



After slicing off the top, scoring the segments, and opening it up . . .


The seeds are supposed to be extracted into a bowl of water, and then strained to separate them from the non-edible parts.  We weren't sure how the straining part was supposed to work, since only the water goes through the strainer and both the seeds and non-edible parts stay on the same side together.

 But anyway.  The boys were quite satisfied with their crunchy snack. 


And they thanked their dad for doing all that work!

2 comments:

Bob said...

When I was a child ( 3 to 4 years old), there were a few pomegranate trees in our backyard. I was quite fascinated by them. But I've never developed into liking the fruit.

appleseed said...

You can also do the whole thing under water and the pith floats...
I think Alton Brown has a video about how to do it easily (or more easily...