Today I had the pleasure of cutting up a fresh pineapple. On vacation we went to Hawaii and visited the Dole Plantation. We sampled fresh pineapple and it was good but I thought it would be way too much hassle for the product. I was so very wrong.
First off, we are trying to take away all processed foods, Going Paleo for awhile to get into shape loose some winter pounds and just get our bodies back to where they should have always been……………..Natural foods, whole foods, fresh foods.
My daughter asked me to get a fresh pineapple since she loves pineapple and was sad to see her canned stuff go. I was in a good mood and said okay but to be honest I sat it on the counter and tried to ignore it until I had no choice to cut it up. It was like an elephant hiding in the room.
When I finally got the nerve to cut it up I went all out. I got a planter and soil and I was going to try to grow my own. I got out my big wood cutting board and a big knife. Me and knives do not get along but today was a good day. I pulled the stem out and set it aside then I cut the top and the bottom off and then just went down the sides. I started slicing chunks and eating as I went and it was so hard not to just devour the whole pineapple. It was so good. so I called my daughter down so she could keep me accountable not to eat the whole thing and between us both had a few more slices.
the stem I just cleaned up, pulling the leaves to show 1 inch of clean stem and placed in a cup of water making sure it did not touch the bottom and water only went 1/2 way up. My planter is all ready once it starts to root. I am excited to try this and you grow it indoors so you have fresh fruit year round. Wondering how it will do in the winter time with no sunlight but I am sure I can find some plant lights or something for it when that time comes.
When I say something is easy you know it is easy because I am not that talented with foods. I can’t wait to dive into the rest of it tomorrow.