pomegranate seeds

I have a hybrid "thankful" post today from both me and Josh.  I asked him what he is thankful for and his immediate reply was "pomegranate seeds."  To fully understand this reply, you should know a few things:

1. Pomegranate season is relatively short and we are IN IT!
2. Pomegranate seeds take extreme patience to remove.
3. By the time we  (and by we I mean Josh) finish removing the seeds we have usually eaten more than half, leaving us little to show for the effort!

Now, to the part of this post that I am thankful for... a great tip from Martha Stewart.  She says an easy way to remove pomegranate seeds is:

1. Slice top and bottom of pomegranate;
2. Cut the pomegranate into quarters;
3. Hit the pomegranate with a wooden spoon until all of the seeds come out.  

We have about a 50% success rate with this method, but 50% is huge considering the work that goes into getting these little gems.  

So, today I am thankful for pomegranate seeds...and for tips to make removing them from the fruit easier!

The fruits of our labor...check back for recipes with pomegranate seeds!


  1. can't you sometimes get them in the freezer section (feel like have seen them at trader joes).... though I am sure they are not as good when they are fresh and the fruit (or seed) of your labor!

  2. I love pomegranate seeds (really good for you too) but am intimidated by having to retrieve them. Thanks for the tip!