It occurred to me a while back that not everybody know how to eat a grapefruit. Okay, this is not really design related or motherhood related but I think everyone should know how to eat a grapefruit, so I thought I'd share. ;-) Grapefruit is a wonderful fruit to enjoy in the winter, because they are in season (in Florida) between October and June...a time when we Minnesotans are happy to enjoy something sweet, juicy, and tropical! It contains a lot of great stuff like vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.
I'm sure there are plenty of ways to eat a grapefruit, but if you've never had one, try this method. This is how I've enjoyed them my whole life.
1) Cut it in half, perpendicular to the core, so it looks like this. (I often split one with my hubby with our dinner, so I'll put each half in a bowl)
2) Use a small knife to cut around each triangular section, getting as close to the "ribs" as possible. Work your way around until all of the pieces are cut loose from the rind and the skin. You may come across a few large seeds as you go...just scoop those out and toss them.
3) Sprinkle it with sugar! It makes it sooo good and counteracts the bitterness that grapefruit can have.
(mmm...ready to eat!)
4) Serve the half in a bowl and scoop each section out with a spoon! YUM! Don't toss out all that good juice when you're done either. My mom always would squeeze a little on her spoon, sip it, squeeze a little, sip it, about a million times over until it was gone. I always wondered why she didn't just squeeze it all into a cup or the bowl and just drink it...yet I find myself doing it the same way now! ;-)
One other thing worth noting...If you are taking drugs you're unsure of, like beta blockers for one, check with your doctor to make sure it's okay to enjoy grapefruit, as it can increase the potency of some drugs and cause other interactions.
Now try it out and let me know what you think!! (Or share your own methods of enjoying grapefruit for all of us to try!)