Honoring a creative life, well-lived...and other everyday musings from Maine
Monday, January 31, 2011
Can't wait to share our newest "toy" with you...an amazingly simple little kitchen tool that actually works, and fast. This little baby will core and slice a fresh pineapple in less than a minute...honest! There probably aren't many blog authors writing about pineapples tonight but this handy tool has definitely earned its own blog entry.
We love fresh pineapple but always dreaded the work of cutting one up...until we got this. Here's how it works:
Cut the top off of a fresh pineapple...
Place the corer/slicer into the middle and turn...like a corkscrew.
When you get to the bottom (just a few turns), here's what you get:
(And just think of all the frozen tropical drinks you can serve in the shell that's left after you're done!)
Since we got our corer/slicer as a gift, we have seen them in the produce section of our local supermarket (Shaw's) and at Bed,Bath and Beyond. They sell for about $8.99; ours has definitely paid for itself already. In a future post, I'll share Nancy's recipe for her famous Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...so you'll have something to do with all that pineapple you had so much fun slicing. Meantime, it's upstairs to clean up the mess I've made in my craft room...the fun never ends around here!
p.s. maybe I'll bring up a few slices of pineapple with me...