After months and months of waiting they finally arrived at the grocery store.
It's really sort of sad looking with a partially broken crown and bruises but I'm looking past that. I simply adore pomegranates. With my love of them I thought I would share with you all how to open one without damaging a single seed. To me there is no greater crime that cutting a pomegranate in half and breaking seeds along the way.
Step 1. cut off her crown carefully making sure not to cut too far down into the seeds.
Step 2. Slice into the top part of the pomegranate (white stuff) and a little bit of on each side, keeping the knife's depth at skin level. Inside the white bit you will want the knife to cut down at least a half an inch.
Step 3. cut again at skin depth on each side of the existing cut about half way down on each side of the pomegranate.
Step 4. Place your thumbs at the white part where the crown used to be. Pull the pomegranate apart opening up to the delicious seeds.
This will leave you a perfectly opened pomegranate ready to be savored. Because I couldn't contain myself at the grocery store I bought this one too early and as you can see she isn't fully ripe. But even with her tart seeds she was heavenly. To me she is the most delicious part of Autumn and my favorite ever fruit on this earth.
ps. thank you for all your well thought and beautifully written comments from Friday's post. I'm terribly behind in replying to each of your comments but I took each one to heart.