Hello Sunshine! Today I enjoyed a Fresh Pineapple and it was delicious. Well, I did not eat the entire pineapple, but maybe 1/3 of it. Yesterday I had a pineapple popsicle and it was fantastic, but I knew I had a fresh pineapple to prepare, it just was not ready. It made me think, ‘What trick does everyone use to tell when a pineapple is ready to eat?’ Well, I just wanted to share with you how I prepare my pineapple. When I purchase my pineapple, I always grab one from the middle stem leaves. If it is not able to be held by stem leaves, it is not ripe. If you hold it by it’s leaves and it drops, it’s ready! This morning, I grabbed it and, Yay, it was ready! I first get the pineapple and cut the top, bottom and cut the sides. I cut the sides enough to rid the spots. I only want to see the ‘Sunshine Pineapple’ flesh! Once the pineapple is ‘naked,’ I slice it into discs so that I am able to use the corer easily. I have this great corer from Pampered Chef that I purchased about 10 years ago and it is still in perfect order. I use it for apples and pineapples. Once it is cored, I cut the discs into chunks, place into a bowl & snack away!
If for some reason I do not get to enjoy my pineapple before it starts to get bad, I will freeze it way before and plan on using it for smoothies later. Freezing it will make it last and will not be wasteful.
I do wish we had a composter, but we have deer, foxes and all types of little critters that really like to get into our trash box, so whenever I trim fruits, like watermelon, melon, pineapple and so on, I place the trimmings in a plastic bag and put into our extra refrigerator until our garbage pick up day. It will keep our trash from smelling and keep the critters out & it will not smell our refrigerator up because it is fresh fruit clippings.
I do hope you get a fresh pineapple soon. They are really tasty right now. Maybe I will make my own popsicles!
Lots of love to you,