24.11.10

Pomegranate Season







It's always a sorry day when the last of the fresh berries disappear from the Farmer's Market. As a life-long devotee to both oatmeal and yogurt as year-round breakfast foods of choice, the winter time tends to leave my cereals and live cultures a bit less than, er, lively--and granola only gets you so far!

Thankfully, it's around this time of year that pomegranates descend onto supermarket shelves. I've been in love with the wondrous fruit since I was a kid (I always got one in my stocking, though sometimes it was a challenge to shake it out of there!) They are a bit time consuming to take apart, but I find it kinda meditative, standing barefoot in the kitchen in my boyfriend's sweater, slowly separating fruit from pith. Once removed, the ruby red seeds last several days in the fridge. I like to sprinkle a handful over hot six grain porridge, slice up some banana, and add a splash of oat milk and orange blossom honey. Such a perfect, simple winter breakfast.

15 comments:

asha said...

I adore pomegranates, they are entirely underrated.

Rosa&Carlotta said...

I adore pomegranates too! They have always been my favourite fruit :D

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Megan said...

I was just getting so bored with my morning oatmeal, this may be just what I need. And they are such pretty little things aren't they?

...Megan

Maya • Fashion Illustration blog said...

I love pomegranate. I remember when we were kids, my friend had a tree of it in the back yard and they werw soooo sweet and... yeah, pretty perfect! :-)

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KellyRose said...

i love the pictures, great shots. love the heart :)

Emily Rose Theobald said...

wow sounds delish. i love pomegranate seeds in yogurt!

leilani.e said...

mmm, I have a bowl of pomegranate seeds sitting in my fridge at home now too!
Here's another winter berry trick - ever tried freezing market blueberries from the summer and putting a few at the bottom of your oatmeal bowl in the winter? that's my mum's trick (with saskatoonberries!) and it works like a charm - once all the hot oatmeal+brown sugar/cinnamon/honey is in the bowl the berries will have defrosted. soooo good.

thousandflower said...

Remember when I came back from that wedding in Santa Clara, CA with a BAG of pomegranates. Wish I could grow them here.

Jenny Morris said...

I bought myself a big bad of rolled outs last week and have quickly come to realize that making oatmeal in the morning is like giving your stomach a really great hug!

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CLAUDIA said...

HOW DELICIOUS IS THAT! Love the photos on your blog!

cakesandshakes said...

Ooh, that's a yummy looking bowl of goodness! I am a fan of organic muesli, natural yoghurt and a big old squirt of honey for breakfast. Berries too, if I've been organised on the grocery front. Just found your blog, likes it! : )

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Tofu said...

it looks delicious for breakfast !

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Carissa said...

looks so YUMMY!

meghan said...

my favorite fruit!

carla said...

mmmmm delicious! i love pomegranates. my best friend taught me a trick to getting the seeds out - he cuts the pomegranate in half and soaks the halves in ice water for a little while (10 minutes-20 minutes? i never time it, i just walk away and do something else for a bit). then after they have soaked in the ice water you can pull them out more easily. i do it in the water and then strain them.