Rosey the Riveter

Thursday, January 5, 2012

When life (er... Mom...) gives you pomegranates...

and they sit on your counter for a week, and you know you either have to use them or compost them because they are going soft...  well...

you make juice!

Inspired by my success with the cranberry, and knowing how 'healthy' pomegranate juice is (if you don't add a ton of sugar), I decided to wing it.

First, cut the pomegranate in half and take the seed-things out (they have a real name.  I forget what it is.)  It helps immensely if you do this process underwater.  That way, you don't get stained.  All the seed-things sink.  Everything else you don't want in your juice floats.

Then, transfer the seed-things to your blender and add enough water aid blending.  Strain.  As with the cranberry juice, I decided to repeat this process to get every last bit of juice out.

Compost the pulp and transfer the juice to a saucepan.  Add sugar to taste.  Bring to a boil (this helps to dissolve the sugar, and it also helps to concentrate the juice if, like me, you used too much water and it tasted too weak.)

Hubby tasted it and didn't think he'd drink it plain.  But, I quote... "It'd be good with Sprite or ginger-ale.  Or Vodka..."

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