Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Juicy Pineapple, anyway you slice it

I absolutely love pineapple! My favorite way to eat pineapple is cut up with cottage cheese. For real. It's one of my favorite snacks.

I bought a pineapple, last week, that was as green as they come. It was on sale for $2.75. Sweet! For one week, I let that beautiful fruit sit on my kitchen window sill and ripen. On Sunday, it was ready and I want to show you one of my very favorite kitchen gadgets.

If you already own one of these, then you know what a great invention these are. If you don't own one, they can be found at Williams Sonoma, or Cooking.com.

Watch how easy this is:

Cut the top off...

Position the pineapple slicer so that the cylinder is in alignment with the core...

Keep turning, clock wise, until you feel it has reached the bottom...

Now start to pull up....

Magic!



I gently fan this spiral cut pineapple and cut these into individual slices...

Imagine the possibilities that you can make with this perfectly carved out pineapple!

I am so going to tease you... I've been very busy grilling, and making soups, salads and all kinds of great meals. I'm just a bit overwhelmed with work to blog about this recipe. It's my own version of grilled chicken teriyaki burgers with grilled pineapple-- and I made the sauce myself... and it was fantastic!

Oh. I've also been very busy doing this...



Enjoying the purple carpets of spring lupines in the cattle pastures off Highway 68 between Monterey and Salinas...


A cattle chute, still used for calf branding. I've helped out here...back in the day...when I was much younger and appreciated a good lookin' cowboy in tight Wranglers.

I'll be sharing more recipes by this weekend. It's been in the 90's, so I've been swimming after work and grilling and eating salads.

I love this Spring Weather!

Spring flowers in the neighborhood

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9 comments:

Elyse said...

Those pictures of spring are just gorgeous!! I adore pineapple. And that gadget is just the coolest thing ever!

The Caked Crusader said...

I have one of those - aren't they fun!!??
I always wish I had loads of pineapples to use as I love seeing the whole pineapple come out on the devise!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Great photos! I have never seen the pineapple gadget - it's fantastic!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I absolutely NEED one of those gadgets. I've never seen one before. I totally butcher pineapple not to mention waste a lot of it trying to get all those "eyes" out. I can't thank you enough for the tip AND the photos, it would be hard to imagine how it works without seeing your photos.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh My! I absolutely love that gadget. Gotta get myself one! Awesome! Love the pictures.. so pretty and serene. Come by my blog and enter my new giveaway.. Ive got some good things. Missed you.

Netts Nook said...

We buy a pineapple every other week. I am on my way to buy that cutter thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

I never buy whole pineapples because I hate to cut them...I must find this cool gadget - it's amazing.

Looking forward to your upcoming recipes.

Monica H said...

I've never used or purchased one of those gadgets because I always felt they were a waste of fruit. But according to your pictures, they're not. And now I want one! My mom might have one...I'm going to have to borrow it.

You said more pictures- any pf them cowboys in tight Wranglers?

mamakd said...

I saw that gadget the other day and seriously want it! Williams-Sonoma is not my pocket books friend! LOL. I also love the combination of pineapple and cottage cheese. Try a slice next time on a bagel with cream cheese!!