28 December 2011

a pomegranate.

I was given a few pomegranates about a week before I broke into one. I know I should have used them earlier, given that fruit goes bad so quickly, but I just didn't get around to it. So when I finally opened one up, full of mold. Damn it! I thought, what am I going to do now? So I decided to photograph them anyway. Destroying them was my method. Ripping them apart, puncturing them with gardening shears, popping the seeds so the juice splatters everywhere. 

These photos are the end result. A bit gruesome, but in a wonderful way to me. Once I pierced one and the juice splattered everywhere, I immediately thought of the opening credits of the show Dexter. I haven't watched the show in years, only seeing the first few season that were available online. But I always loved the opening credits, making the perfectly normal foods into ghastly crime scenes.

Besides this, it has been a pretty slow week. The shop is completely dead, so my coworker and I have to find stuff to do. So we have been trying out new recipes! Which has been pretty fun. I made chocolate drizzled honeycomb candy, sea salt and chocolate shortbread, and mocha hazelnut cookies. They all have been working out well so far. They were all recipes that had intrigued me but had yet to find time at home to make them. Hopefully the customers at the bakery will like them! We have been sampling out the honeycomb candy and everyone has been loving it, so that made me happy. 
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19 comments:

Raimunda said...

You're so right about the Dexter reference! Awesome photos.

Ana Magdalena said...

beautiful photos.

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Steph (desserts for breakfast) said...

these are wonderful! i love the gory-ness.

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Definitely looks like a murder. An edible, festive nod to "the end" of 2011. Happy New Year!

burntapple said...

How fun! I just made pomegranate parfaits. They were delicious, but your method looks much funner.

pips said...

Mmm... they're very bloody! Gorgeous photos as well :)

Victoria said...

Those are some great photos! I only saw a couple episodes of Dexter as well - amazing show, but my overactive imagination couldn't handle it (too many sleepless nights). But chocolate drizzled honeycomb... now THAT sounds awesome!

Erina said...

gorgeous. great way to turn a rotten fruit into a wonderful thing!

jas - the gluten free scallywag said...

ha I love it! why throw them out when they look so pretty (and yes a little dexterish) when photographed - gorgeous work!

Edward C. said...

This is the funniest moment. I just cracked open and prepared my self a nice bowl of rubies to enjoy in front of the computer and VOILA! A post about the very fruit!

Just got to love these little gems right? :)

And the photos are so beautiful!

Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen said...

Beautiful! Food is art, whether its edible or not!

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The Wee Lass said...

Love this! Although my kitchen looks like this even when I'm NOT using shears lol

Joann said...

I was hoping for a pomegranate recipe when I saw this! I love fresh pomegranate! I found your site on Pinterest and I'm going to make the salted caramel tomorrow!

LoLy said...

WOW, Amazing and kinda like a scary movie at the same time :p

vanilla bean blog said...

this is gorgeous.

pickyin @ LifeIsGreat said...

I have more than a few poms lying around since Christmas too. Fingers crossed they'll still be edible. Beautiful shots!

jen laceda said...

Your photography mesmerizes me! Your site is so inspirational! I'm bookmarking you now, as we speak. LOL! Nice to meet you :)

roberta cobrizo said...

wonderful photos!
... but if you need to know a quick method for de-seeding this fruit, I found it here:
http://youtu.be/KmLqeNZV3xE
funny, is not it?
ciao, R.