PINEAPPLES!!

I want to share my favorite kitchen gadget with you all. Typically, I’m not a gadget girl….Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re neat and all but unless the tool/utensil/appliance/anything else we can throw in the gadget category is going to significantly improve my experience in the kitchen, I’m not spending money on it! If I know it’ll live in a cabinet where it hardly ever sees the light of day, it simply won’t have the pleasure of taking up any of my precious kitchen space.BUT about a year ago, when I remembered this particular gadget exists, I simply had to purchase it!

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LET’S PAUSE FOR A MOMENT TO GIVE A SHOUTOUT TO PINEAPPLES

Pineapples are an amazing, tropical fruit with a myriad of health benefits!

Did you know that when pineapples were first introduced into the European culture, they were considered a sign of wealth because they were just as scarce as they were delicious. Even in the American colonies, people would rent pineapples to carry to social gatherings, not to eat, but simply to tote around as a symbol of perceived status. (I wonder if that’s like renting a handbag, jewelry or luxury car for the night 🤔 ). Nevertheless, the Brazilian born fruit is well loved and throughout history cultures around the world feature it in art and culinary delicacies.

The chart below displays many of the health benefits this delectable fruit offers us.

See http://www.organicfacts.net for further info

If you’re anything like me, you love a good pineapple but hate the thought of attempting to cut your own and absolutely loathe spending 2 to 3 times more to purchase pre-cut pineapple. I meanthe lazy tax they stick on pre-cut items in the grocery store is absurd! It’s easy to find a pineapple for around $2.50 any time of year. But I’d spend conservatively upwards of $10 for the amount of fruit yield from 2 fresh pineapples in the store packaged and precut!! I will admit, the Dekalb Farmers market in East Atlanta remains the only place I’ve seen in several states where you can purchase a fresh pineapple and have them remove the outer layer for you at no cost.

I used to buy whole pineapples when I was frustrated with paying too much BUT I was too unsure 🥴 to cut the darn thing … unfortunately, many of my pineapples would rot before I dared to cut into them 😔. They ended up in the trash. I finally decided to order and USE this handy pineapple cutter.

After getting this from Bed Bath and Beyond, I used it almost immediately and it has since become a fan favorite!

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