Archives for: October 2005, 14
We made it to full term, 36 weeks. Hooray! I think it will happen soon, but my husband is still set on the due date. He's trying to get me to visualize and plan for that, but I'm having a hard time believing it, there's just too much going on in my body right now; it's getting ready, so I am too!
I think I've found my approach to a pomegranate. I used to try to cut through the peel in fourths, then tear it open, but it tended to explode. Now I cut through just the peel of smaller segments, the first one looking much like a round disc, about 1-2 centimeters thick in the middle, then I pull this off. Then I go around making similar cuts and segments until all that's left is kind of the core under the blossom. Then I pick out the seeds from all the segments, and have fewer flying seeds, because each segment is small enough to bend without breaking. I used to not know that you could eat the whole seed, I'd chew on it to get the juice out, then spit out the rest. Now I eat the seeds whole, and I like them that way as long as I only eat a few at a time, rather than a big handful. Some are still on the sour side, but that doesn't slow me down!
Added Note for Ripe Pomegranates:
I just tried the method on a pomegranate that was perfectly ripe, and found it a bit more challenging. I made the cuts through the peel, but then all that would pull off was the peel itself, not the bigger sections. So I ended up with most of the flesh still attached to the core. From there I gave the core a twist, holding the stem end in one hand and the blossom end in the other hand. This worked well, a few seeds fell out but none flew through the air, and I was soon able to break it into more managable sections.