How to de-seed a pomegranate.

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This summer it has been all about the pomegranate. Horatio is mad about this most annoying of all fruits. He goes to see Mark and Lawrence at the local fruit and veg, and is devastated if they run out of them.

He eats them like one might eat an apple, or a banana.

“Can I have a pomegranate?” he asks at least once a day, and because I am at that stage of the holidays where I can not deal with arguments, I usually just say yes. And then I hear it….

THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK

….pause.

THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK 

“I will clean it up!” He calls out. But he never does. So there is shit EVERYWHERE and let me tall you, those ruby red, whatever they are… seeds? Well they stain like a mofo. And they are EXXY.

So it got me thinking about annoying foods. I suppose not so much annoying, but perhaps labour intensive foods. You know what I mean, foods that take a lot of energy for very little rewards. My personal favourite one to detest?

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Sweet, white shards of flesh can only be gained after quite the tussle, and even then, the quantity you get makes me question whether it is at all worth the drama, and quite often, injury.

Teeny, tiny little school prawns are a complete pain in the ass, so I tend to avoid them in favour of the big boys. The ones that you can peel in one fell swoop, rip out the poop chute and shove in your gob. And let us not even start on pineapple and coconut.

Do you have a favourite annoying food to eat?

And how does one prepare to eat a pomegranate without driving oneself insane?