Monday, December 11, 2006















i found pomegranates...10 for a dollar! i loved them since i was a kid, but they are usually like $2.99 EACH! but that day, they were 10 for a dollar! i opened one up as soon as i got home and dug into the little ruby seeds...mmm!


there was a guy there when i was picking some out, and he said, " what are those?". so i said, "they're pomegranates!", and he looked at me like i was not speaking english, so i said again, "pomegranates?" so he says, "well, what do you DO with them...how do you eat them? do you have to peel them, or what?" so i gave him some suggestions, and told him a couple ways to get to the yummy part, and told him 'yes, peeling would be best', (evil grin!) and then he said, "hmmph, too much trouble!" there were some elderly eastern european ladies there picking out some as well, and they said when he got out of sight, "not so much trouble!"

is it a guy thing? i know lots of guys that won't eat things that are 'too much trouble', like artichokes, or crab and shrimp in the shell, and pomegranates. i don't know...i just love them anyway. we used to live in an old house in the san joaquin valley, and there were lots of pomegranate trees growing there. we would eat them the whole time they were ripe, and spit seeds everywhere (probably why there were so many trees!) and sometimes we would throw the rotten ones at each other, and they would make a gory-looking splat on whatever they hit! the lady that rented the house to us would collect lots, and make pomegranate jelly, which i so loved, and she always gave my mom some. the trees were pretty in the spring with their red flowers, and the fruit is pretty when it is ripe, and they are so yummy! the picture came out kind of fuzzy, and i bought some cookbooks at a thrift store earlier that day too, they are there in the photo, but the exciting thing for me for the day was the pomegranates...even more exciting than cookbooks!? (well, when i see it in writing, that seems somehow kinda sad!) ;]

9 comments:

Bendtherulz said...

Me too..this last weekend it was my turn to cook dinner. So for the desert nothing beats the fresh fruit with cream. And already we had bought tickets for a movie show so I wanted to rustle up something non fussy. So I picked fresh fruits bouquet of winters and yeah beside testing heavenly Ruby seeds were so so eye catching!

tlc illustration said...

Where did you find them for that price? Yum! (You can always *cut* the pomogranate in half if you can't bother with peeling, I suppose... You lose a bit from the knife, but there's plenty more!)

Wish we had the climate to grow them here...

cinderelly said...

i found them in kenmore, at the grocery outlet. i wish they grew here too!

Amanda Button said...

i LOVE pomegranates too!!!! It is NEVER too much trouble, and throwing a handfull of the beautiful little jewel-like seeds into a nice warm pot of mulled wine makes it something EXTRA specially yummy! They are so special because they are not so common in the store, adn they are so beautiful that seems almost decadent to eat them.
My grandparents had a pom tree, and we too would eat them right straight from the branch, and throw them at each other for the big red splatters, and see who could spit the seeds the farthest ....and then we'd get "switchin's " with thin stingy little branches on the legs as punishment because it would stain our clothes and my step-mom would get SO mad! LOL!
10 for a dollar is a SCORE!

cinderelly said...

hee, hee! we got swats with those switches too! ahh, pomegrate memories! :}

Eric Emin said...

It's not a guy thing... then again I grew up with pomegranates too, so maybe it is. I would've told the guy you cut them. Never met a guy who had problems with quickly destroying things.

fracas said...

TEN for a dollar? That is so not fair.

In Saskatchewan, I've not seen them less than $2 each all year.

Sniff.

I found you in Rachel's (Coconut & lime) comments.. nice to "meet" you.

cinderelly said...

i know! i was shocked too...when i lived in california they were so available and so cheap! but here...fugetaboutit! i love coconut and lime, great blog...hope she wins! thanks for stopping in!

Jewels said...

Pommagranates remind me of my beloved Nana. She would buy one especially for me whenever they were available, and back in the day, they were EXPENSIVE in rural Qu├ębec...

She used to sit me at the table with a thick layer of newspaper and a wash cloth close at hand, and just let me hack at it... Mmmmmmmmm, purple fingers......... ;)

Now I use the good 'ole water bowl trick! No purple fingers! LoL!