You can now find the following on the truck:
- sundried tomatoes
- ginger root
Step One: Halve pomegranate
Step Two: Smack back of pomegranate half with the back of heavy metal spoon.
Step Three: Be amazed at how easy it is to extract pomegranate arils and how fun/weird it is to say aril.
Another of our new items, the rutabaga, also deserves a brief mention at this point. First of all, did you know that a rutabaga is a cross between a turnip and cabbage? Well, it's true. We know because earlier today we stumbled across what is quite possibly the most amazing product of scientific pursuits--Brassica evolutionary theory. The theory is officially referred to as the Triangle of U and describes how members of the Brassica family, like rutabagas, came to be. In short, the theory identifies three closley related species: Brassica rapa (turnip, Chinese cabbage), Brassica nigra (black mustard), and Brassica oleracea (cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower) and proposed that while these three are indeed separate species they are genetically close enough to interbreed. And so they did. One late night turnips (Brassica rapa) and cabbage (Brassica oleracea) got together. The result? Rutabagas and rapeseed (re: canola oil). Exciting stuff, right? Or only exciting to nerdy vegetable-lovers? You vote.