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!) ;]