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Thursday, 23 April 2015

A week of pineapple curiosities, Thursday


Thanks for spotting these quirky earrings online Kylie.

And for some interesting facts about the supply of pineapples from Costa Rica and a great short video of a guy (possibly in Costa Rica) peeling a pineapple in less than 60 seconds check out this article:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11549193/Why-the-humble-pineapple-could-once-again-become-a-luxury-item.html

Thanks for the link Vicki.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015

A week of pineapple curiosities, Monday


Thanks to Vicki for the photo of this magnificent (fit for a Princess) chair (throne) spotted at Woolloongabba Antique Centre in Brisbane.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Bananas and Pineapples Unite!

Artist, Stephan Brusche, from Rotterdam, Netherlands, has issued a challenge – get creative with a banana!




So, depending on what time zone you live in there still may be time to get fruitdoodling and participate in this inventive competition!!!

Here are some of my favourites of Stephan’s fabulous banana creations!







And here’s my speedily constructed but heartfelt contribution to the world of banana celebrities “The Banana who wanted to be a Pineapple Princess”! Anne.


Monday, 13 April 2015

Jesse's fruit salad in a pineapple shell

Kids Around the World: Cook! The best foods and recipes from many lands, by Arlette N. Braman, illustrations by Jo-Ellen Bosson, 2000 USA
Tropical Fruit Bowl: South Pacific Islands



“Here’s how to make your own South Pacific fruit bowl.”

Here’s what you need:                                                                                            
Servings : 4
                                                                                                                
Recipe requires adult help.

Ingredients: 2 kiwis; 10 large strawberries; 1 pineapple; 1 orange; 1 papaya; 25 grapes; flaked coconut

Equipment: knife; cutting board; medium-sized bowl; mixing spoon

Here’s what you do:

1. Cut the skins off the kiwis. Cut the kiwis into slices and place them in the bowl. Rinse the strawberries, cut off the green tops, cut the berries into big pieces, and place them in the bowl with the kiwis.

2. Ask an adult to cut the pineapple in half lengthwise. Have the adult cut the fruit out of the shell. Cut the fruit into chunks and place them in the bowl. Save the pineapple shells to use as serving bowls.

3. Peel the orange and then cut the fruit into chunks and place them in the bowl with the other fruits.

4. Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut the halves into a few long slices, then peel off the skin. Cut the fruit into chunks and place them in the bowl.

5. Rinse the grapes and place them in the bowl. Use the spoon to mix the cut-up fruit together. Then divide the fruit between the two pineapple shells. Sprinkle on some flaked coconut. Though there are only two pineapple shells, this dish easily serves 4.





Top job Jesse!