Why Farmer Freitas' Wife?
Well, my husband loves to garden and my sister likes to call him Farmer Freitas....so you know what that makes me.
We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.
Life is great!
Monday, January 30, 2012
One of my most favorite things to eat is
You CANNOT beat fresh pineapple in Hawaii.
It is SO fresh!
When I visited for three weeks, while in college,
I think I averaged eating a whole pineapple a day while I was there.
It was bad news for my mouth.
At the time I had braces on my teeth.
It made my mouth hurt but I couldn't stop.
When we visited the Dole Pineapple plantation.
And took a ride on the Pineapple Express, we heard lots of fun facts about pineapple.
Including, they are a natural meat tenderizer.
No wonder my mouth was SO torn up.
I think I did slow down a little after learning that, but it was hard.
We've been getting fresh pineapple all winter.
Though not as fresh and delicious as pineapple in Hawaii.
It's still WAY better than canned.
Often you can buy fresh pineapple precut in a nice sturdy tub.
We do that as long as it's a nice tall tub (that's the whole pineapple in there).
And as long it's cheaper than the noncut up fresh pineapple.
At first it was but now it's not.
If the noncut up fresh pineapple is cheaper...no worries.
I used to cut up pineapple like this:
It's a good way.
But, one day I thought there must be another way...even easier.
So I looked around on youtube and found this one:
I think it's faster and easier but the first way works too.
This way I feel like I get more of the core and rind or peel off the first time.
Less trimming later.
This lady doesn't cut very close to the peel but with a sharp knife you can.
And it's fun.
I've been thinking about posting this new way I found to cut pineapple, for a long time...months.