Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ruby Tuesday



Pomegranate Seeds. I'd never eaten pomegranate before Halloween '08, when Jack brought some home and fixed them for us to eat while we watched our scary movie. ("From Hell" - Johnny Depp starred as a Scotland Yard Inspector who was investigating the Jack the Ripper slayings. Good show.)

Anyway, these seeds are DELICIOUS!

And speaking of "delicious"... have you noticed how many different kind of apples there are to choose from nowadays? I seem to recall, when I was a kid, we could get Red Delicious or Granny Smith at the grocery store. And there were certain seasons of the year (like right now) when the Reds weren't very delicious. They were mostly over-ripe, brown and bitter inside.

Now, at my store we have no fewer than eight varieties to choose from at any given time: Gala, Braeburn, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Pinata, Washingtons, Jonathans and the old standbys Red D. & Granny S. are good year-round. And I'm pretty sure I've left out a couple of other varieties that actually have seasons.

My, how the times they are a'changin'....

14 comments:

Cliff said...

I'm a gala apple fan.
The pumkin below looks a lot like me now a days.

Shirley said...

nice bowl of rubies

Paul Nichols said...

I grew up eating pomegranates. Our neighbor had a huge bush beside their house. Often we neighborhood boys sat beside it and each of us went through a pomegranate. Fortunately there was a water hose nearby to get all the sticky stuff off of ourselves.

On other days we sat in our apricot tree and bloated ourselves with delicious plump and golden apricots.

Or grapes in another yard...

I introduced My First Wife to pomegranates a few years ago. Can't keep her away from them. They're really good for us. If I had known that at the time, I might not have enjoyed them so much.

Janell said...

I like the Galas, too Cliff. Ralph said the same thing about the pumpkin - that it looks like you. Don't see the resemblance myself; you've got a lot more hair... :)

Thanks, Bob.

Paul; what a great way to snack! And keep you boys out of trouble, all at the same time. I can only imagine how good the fresh-picked apricots were. Makes me a little envious.

Rachel said...

Those are beautiful! I don't know as I have ever ate a pomegranate before.

I have noticed the many choices for apples too.

Scarlet said...

I've never eaten pomegranates before (I've had the juice), and now you have me wanting to try those seeds!

Janell said...

Rachel & Scarlet; you are in for a treat! The seeds are the only edible part. I'll bet Paul can email you a good way to get at the seeds.

Jamie Dawn said...

My favorites apples are Pink Lady. I also like Granny Smith with salt.

It's been a long time since I've eaten a pomegranate.
They are tasty, but messy.

Marla said...

I used to each pomegrante a long time ago. Haven't had one forever. I reall like the honey crisp apples, and of course they are the most expensive ones.

Ralph said...

Yes, there are a lot of apple varities out now. Came across a new one not to long aco - Jazz apples. They wre actually quite good.
The thing that is getting me is the hybrid fruit - at the local store they have a cross between an apple and orange. I can't remember what they called it - but it seem wrong. Just plain wrong.
Ralph

Myrnagj said...

I live in an area with the streets named after apples. Mabry is close to my place.

Pomegranates grow on trees here in California and while they are beautiful and very good, I find them too hard to get to. When I taught in Dixon, one of my students would bring me pomegranates as big as a grapefruit.

LZ Blogger said...

Janelle ~ This is the first time I have come by here and NOT gotten hungry! The only thing I ever saw of value in pomegranates was rolling them across the street as cars went by when I was about 7 or 8. I noticed that they have now started putting this stuff in everything with juice in it. Next will be a latte version of it at Starbucks! I hope all is well? ~ jb///

Jim said...

My colonoscopy doctor said no seeds or nuts for me. Not corn either. Apples are fine.

We just returned to the cold (30's around her in the evenings) from a 10 day Caribbean cruise on the Queen Mary 2.

I have started to blog again now after a two week break (did put on a poem on the other blog yesterday). I hope I can keep up now but it may still be slow going for me.
-->So come see me at Jim's Little Blog <--
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nora said...

Pomegranates are new for me also and I love them. I had brie on New Years Eve that had heaps of pomegranate and raspberries. It was beautiful and yummy.