Yes, in fact, it was necessary for me to make a Song of Solomon reference on my blog. I am a married woman now, after all! Don't worry, I'll spare you the commentary details about pomegranate symbolism in the Song of Solomon.
As I told you, I ate a pomegranate yesterday! I was pretty psyched. Like the genius nerd that I am, I decided to google "how to eat a pomegranate." Here is the adventure it took me on:
I started out by scoring the outside of the pomegranate. I think I did it in 5 different sections. Then I filled a bowl with water. Unfortunately the first bowl of water was too small. You have to make sure that the pomegranate will be mostly submerged in the water.
Then I started to peel the pomegranate into those five sections.
Then I removed the arils (the edible seeds) from the peel.
What I was left with was lots of beautiful arils in peel-y water.
I then strained the arils from the water and the leftover peel and rinsed the arils.
Now the pomegranate is ready to be eaten!
Why, thank you! Yes I do love my vintage flower petal bowls.
At first I thought that the pomegranate was kind of weird, mainly because I thought it was kind of weird to eat the seeds. But after I figured out the texture and flavor a little more I was hooked! This was sooo delicious!
Perhaps next time I'll try chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds a la Trader Joe's. Chocolate, after all, makes everything better. It even makes pomegranates better. I wonder if Solomon thought of that...