Easy Like a Sunday Morning, that’s how the recipes in my “Easy” category will be. Nothing rushed or frantic, nothing with a long list of ingredients. Something that is so easy, you don’t really need a recipe. Something that almost cooks itself or requires no cooking at all.
It’s December 2nd. I’m not ready for December yet. I had some elaborate plans for this blog. This was the year I planned on being well prepared with lots of helpful posts before the Winter Holidays. Not like last year where I kind of winged it and left things to the last-minute.
This year I started planning my Holiday Posts before we had our Canadian Thanksgiving at the beginning of October but things happened. Our oldest son was seriously ill and then my mom got seriously ill and then our oldest son was ill again and back in the hospital.
It wasn’t like all things were bad, after all, we have a sweet new granddaughter who was born the first week of November. She is almost a month old but she even required a few days of hospitalization as her little immune system needed some help with fighting off bad bugs.
I’m telling you, 2012 has been the year of the hospitals. I’ve spent way too much time this year either as a patient or as a visitor in the hospital. I’m looking forward to 2013. It will be better.
Anyways, all the time spent in hospitals has kept me out of the kitchen and it’s kept me away from my computer. So not much cooking and not many opportunities for blogging. Those elaborate plans, all those things I was going to share, mostly gone out the window. Oh well, the most important thing to me is my family and fortunately, at this time they are all home and healthy, or at least on the road to health.
With no time to try any new recipes, I had to dig around in my archive of food photos to come up with some material for this week’s Easy Like A Sunday Morning post. Many of you probably already know how to section a grapefruit, or to remove the peel, white pith and membrane but I’m sure there are a few of you out there who haven’t done it before. This post is for you. BTW, this procedure is not limited to grapefruit, use it for any kind of citrus fruit.
How To Section A Grapefruit
Step 1: Slice the top and bottom off a grapefruit.
Step 2: Stand the grapefruit, flat side down, on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut down to remove a curved strip of the peel along with the white pith. You may have to cut away a bit of the fruit to make sure you’ve removed all the pith.
Step 3: Continue working your way around the grapefruit until all the peel and white pith is gone..
Step 4: Note: I like to do this step over a bowl, to catch the juicy drippings. Hold the peeled grapefruit in one hand and run a knife down one side of a section, keeping the knife as close to the membrane as you can and then run the knife down the other side of the section, once again staying as close to the membrane as you can.
Step 5: Remove the piece of grapefruit section and continue working around, folding the empty membrane back as you go. Once you’ve removed all the sections, you can squeeze the membrane to get every last drop of juice.
There you have it, some lovely pieces of fruit without the bitter pith. Easy, right? You can use the juicy grapefruit sections to adorn a salad like I did here, or use them in any recipes that calls for citrus sections.
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