July 17

Fresh pineapple. The first time that I ever had fresh pineapple was about 2 years ago. It was being demonstrated at the newly opened superStuffmart here. After one bite, I was smitten. I can not seem to get enough of the stuff. Sadly, the already-cut-for-you pineapple costs a mint. Looking at the whole pineapple was very intimidating to me, but it was my new favorite fruit, so I had someone show me how to cut it myself. It is easy peasy! Let me show you how. Then pineapple can be your new favorite fruit too! pineapple.gif

First, you want to make sure that the pineapple you choose at the market is the yellowest you can find. The yellower they are, the sweeter they are.

Twist off the top. This is fun to do, especially if you are frustrated at anyone~~say a cat that is chewing something she isn’t supposed to~~for instance. brood.gif

Lop off the top.

Lop off the bottom.

Cut it in half.

Next, start slicing off the rind. You want to go fairly deep to get it all off. Make sure that you follow the curvature of the fruit.

I can’t believe that these are the seeds. They are so tiny, for such a large fruit. Sometimes you don’t get them all either, but that is ok.

A few of the brown spot thingies are ok. If you don’t like them, you can just trim them off.

Cut the piece in half again.

You will be able to see where the core is, and just lop it off. Make sure that you cut it out deep enough. If you don’t, it will be hard chewing for you.

Now you can chunk it up however you like. I slice each forth into 4 even pieces

rotate 90ΒΊ and chop it up.

I don’t know if you can see the daughter’s arm in many of these pictures. She wasn’t hanging around because she was enjoying my company. She wasn’t standing close because she thought I smelled good. She wasn’t even trying to give me a hug! She was hovering in hopes of snatching a bite or 2.

Something fun that you can do is to cut the top off instead of twisting it. Then pull off the bottom few leaves, and flatten all the rest downward. You can use it as a pretty centerpiece for a fruit plate.

See? Easy as pie- napple.

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What is your favorite fruit?

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16 thoughts on “July 17”

  1. I think my favorite is all that I have tried so far. I love pineapples, mangos, bananas, apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, kiwis, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, currants, cherries… Oh, all of them! πŸ˜€

  2. Pears are my favorite fruit. I like them really cold.

    Have you ever grilled your pineapple? It is wonderful grilled.

    Ya know… an english teacher would either have a hayday with your blog, or a complete heart attack!

  3. Pineapple ranks up there as one of my favorites. There’s nothing like a sweet pineapple. Other fruit I love: Mango (BUT I am allergic to it 😦 ) , sweet red grapes, watermelon, canteloupe, and litchis. Have any of you ever tried sultana grapes? I have never seen them here in Florida. They are elongated and very yellow and incredibly sweet. I miss them.

  4. The best way I have ever eaten pineapple is as a lollipop. When Scott and I were in Lombok we bought pineapples from some people selling them on the beach. They turned the pineapple upside down and cut it in such a way that we used the leaves of the pineapple as a “stick” and then we just bit off the pieces. We were left with the “stick” and the core when we were all done. It was awesome.

    My favorite fruit are raspberries. yep! Raspberries.

  5. You know, there’s a special knife specifically made for cutting pineapple. My friend bought hers in Hawaii.

    Hawaiian shopping trip, anyone?

    As for fruit. . . never met one I didn’t like. Couldn’t even tell you which was my favorite, except a nice cold plumb on a hot summer day. . . .

  6. I’ve read that you can plant the top in a bucket of dirt (if you cut if off instead of pulling it) and it will grow. Obviously, Ohio weather isn’t warm enough to grow pineapple fruits, but it would be interesting to se eif it did grow.

  7. Thank you for the lesson.
    I never look at your blog for mistakes πŸ™„ though I have seen them. πŸ˜‰

    Favorite Fruit – this is one type of food that I happen to have more likes than dislikes. The one I can think of that I avoid is grapefruit, too sour for me and bitter. Currants are also not at the top to just eat but when a certain lady in my church turns them into jelly…..can we say “I’m in Heaven” ?

    I’ve been privileged to have both mangoes and papaya recently and I like those.

    Mom never had trouble getting me to eat fruit, veggies on the other hand…….

  8. My mouth is watering!! That looks so good. I have never cut one up myself. Thanks for the lesson. I see you pretty braclet made it in the picture too.

  9. I love bananas and pineapple. My friend at work has a gizmo that you place your pineapple into and tun the crank and it cores it and peels it for you slick as you know what. My berry best favorite fruit is STRAWBERRIES.

  10. I think that you had some fresh pineapple when you were young….but that has been sooooooo loooong ago that you have forgotten.

    dad

  11. My mother’s first encouter with fresh pineapple was in Hawaii in about 1968. Dad was taking his shore leave from Vietnam and they met up in Hawaii. πŸ™‚ We had fresh pineapple on very rare occasions afterwards. It is one of my favorites. Clementines & berries rank pretty high on the fav list, too.

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