We’re heading into December, and for me that means a lot of things – baking (fruitcake, don’t knock it), the holiday ham and boatloads of mandarin oranges. But there’s another supporting cast member that gets its fair share of attention: pomegranates. Who can resist? The gemlike seeds are so pretty, they make every dish a celebration. Thankfully pomegranate was a hit with the kids, so we’ll see much more of it this year.
ME: Who’s ready for this one?
ME: What is this?
LAUREN: I forgot.
EMMA: Um, a Jessica!
ME: Silly girl. Who wants to hold one of the seeds in their hand? It’s beautiful right? It’s like a jeweled fruit. See? You can just open it like this.
LAUREN: Can I try?
ME: Yeah, I’ll give you a whole cluster to work on. What do they look like, these little seeds?
SAM: Doesn’t it look like a jewel?
ME: Yeah, what kind of jewel is red?
LAUREN: A gem?
LAUREN: A diamond?
ME: No, diamonds are usually clear. The red ones are called rubies.
ME: Does anyone want to smell it? Does it have a smell?
EMMA: Mmmm….yummy. More?
ME: It doesn’t really smell like anything, does it? But have you tasted it yet?
ME: Yeah, the color looks a bit like strawberries. Delicious little seeds.
ME: Oh, I forgot to tell you, this is called a pomegranate.
LAUREN: Oh yeah. It is SO good.
ME: What does it taste like?
LAUREN: It tastes like sweet and red and like a ruby.
ME: I think it tastes a bit like cherries. And the juice just bursts in your mouth.
LAUREN: It is SO good and sweet, Sam you don’t have to eat the white part.
SAM: It tastes like a watermelon.
ME: Should we get a pomegranate again?
I just put pomegranate on my shopping list! Good idea!
Love it! The only drawback is that the juice gets everywhere, but they’re so fun for the kiddos.
I’m going to buy one tomorrow. Love them.
Me too, they’re the greatest. I love adding them to salads or anything that needs a pop of color.
Love them on a spinach based salad in the winter months!
That sounds delicious, I picked up some pomegranates today at Whole Foods, will give that a try. Thanks for stopping by!