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End of the Year Show - Question 6

Homemade Pomegranate Vinegar Recipe

6. What food is delicious but a pain to eat?

This time of year, my late mother used to buy me pomegranates, because she knew that I loved them so much.  But, let's face it, they are a chore.  The pith and skin tastes absolutely revolting, so you just can't plunge in and wolf it down.No, it took a pin and a lot of patience.  However, there is now another way to do it, which involves splitting them a certain way and just letting the pips fall out. Great, you think - however, there is always that annoying bit of pith that finds it's way into your mouth and that acrid backup of foul taste takes a while to dispel.  Back to the drawing board and patience with a pin once more.  My husband made some wine from over-ripe ones once and the colour was a golden rosy yellow and was very sweet.


Another pain is chestnuts, which are my favourite this time of year, but a sod to shell - especially if you want them red hot.  Sceptics may say that you can just get them from a can, but no - I soldier on, picking away with a tiny cheeseboard knife.  They are another food that if you get a one that is undetectably off, it fills your mouth with ash.  The ones in the supermarket are usually a bit dry, so one year, I went to a fruit and veg wholesalers that had fresh, juicy ones.  And that, ladies and gentlemen, was my downfall.  I punctured them as per requirement and cooked.  Red hot from the oven, I stuck the knife in one and it properly exploded, covering my face in chestnut cinders and filling my eyes.  My god the pain - I couldn't open my eyes and starting to scream.  The family came running and dabbed me down.  I was lucky, some scorch marks to my face that diminished over time and no damage to my retina, but it has been some years before I am able to look at them again.  I bought some this year, actually - but I have wondered (seeing how 2020 has been going) whether I should try again.
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