Hip, Hip Hooray for Pomegranates

We eat a ton of fruit in our home, each week we pick up the freshest local organic fruit that we can find. There are fruit that we purchase even if it isn’t local, for instance, pomegranates.
My mom loves pomegranates and I remember being a little girl and her giving me half of a pomegranate. I remember thinking it was a very odd fruit and I wasn’t sure that I would like it. However, I loved it.
Eben has been eating pomegranates since he was a toddler and whenever we go marketing he always asks if we can get them. TIP: If you cut/peel it in a bowl of water, there is no mess! Delicious and amazing! 
Last weekend, we stopped at Costco on our way home from Boulder. Costco had a crate of six giant pomegranates for $12. Wow! A bargain, compared to the $5 a pomegranate that we pay at our local fancy grocery store. They are giant too, about the size of a softball.

Do you love pomegranates?
How do you prepare them?
What do you think of the giant ones I found?

8 Responses to Hip, Hip Hooray for Pomegranates

  1. Caleb and Emily Designs October 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    We recently saw similar-sized pomegranates for 99 cents each at our local ShopRite. We were SO tempted to get one except that we already had one at home from a friend, and I find them rather rich to eat quickly. But boy are they a treat! Where are they grow, do you know?

  2. Sweet Greens October 29, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    Hi Caleb and Emily Designs,
    We eat them everyday, so they aren’t wasted at our home. We just love, love, love them.
    Sweet Greens.

  3. Annette Willis October 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    i used to make a delicious pomegranate sorbet. i’ll hunt up the recipe for you. if i remember correctly, it’s really simple.

  4. Sweet Greens October 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    Hi Annette,
    That would be fab. I have an icecream maker, so I could whip some up.
    Sweet Greens.

  5. Annette Willis October 29, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    my favorite recipe book EVER…apples for jam, by tessa kiros has this simple wonder of a recipe.

    4 ripe pomegranates
    juice of one lemon
    4 1/4 ounces caster sugar (superfine)

    juice the pomegranates thoroughly. should have 1 3/4 cups juice. put the lemon juice in a saucepan with the sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of the pomegranate juice. heat, stirring, over medium-low heat until the sugar has dissolved. remove from heat, leave to cool a little and stir in the rest of the pomegranate juice.

    pour into your ice cream machine and churn, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

    serves 4.

    there are also directions for those of us who don’t have a ice cream machine. if anyone is interested i’ll add them

  6. Sweet Greens October 30, 2009 at 12:56 am #

    Hi Annette,
    Sounds delicious. Can I share this on Sweet Greens? I can’t wait to try it.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Sweet Greens.

  7. one4earth October 31, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    I have only eaten them as juice…well drank them I guess…I thought they were full of seeds…can you eat the seeds or do you spit them out? Educate me!

  8. Sweet Greens November 1, 2009 at 5:30 am #

    Hi one4earth,
    We eat the seeds and they are delicious.
    Sweet Greens.

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