So the last time I was at my friend Stephanie's house she taught me how to open these little suckers so everything stays clean. Which is all kinds of awesome, cause they have certain "properties." *wink wink nudge nudge* There's image intensive, how-to pictures under the cut.
Not very pretty on the outside are they?
Just cutting them open releases thier juice that is so deep in hue that it's used to dye clothes.
However, you dunk those suckers in a bowl of water and then scoop out the little seeds and it's all contained.
The seeds sink and the pith (icky white stuff) floats, so you can scoop it out of the water fairly easily.
There's a lot of it.
Then you drain off the water in a collander in the sink.
And you have a healthy snack! They're sweet and slightly crunchy. I enjoy them by themselves and on salads; Stephanie actually puts them in guacamole. Huh. Go figure, right?
And I think we're going to the movies tonight. Do I cave and let Ethan and Aaron see Alvin and the Chipmunks? *sigh*