Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Everyday Luxury - Pineapple

Pineapples were something we bought rarely until this past March. Since then, we've bought one every week. They're available year-round but at their harvest peak from March through July. Golden fair-trade pineapples (including some organic) are available for $2.99 - $3.99 on sale. It's worth it, whether you have a family or you live alone. We haven't had any leftover to make salsa or to use as a facial mask.

Carve up the pineapple & store the leftovers in the fridge; it will disappear quickly. Icy pineapple on a hot summer evening is a low-calorie thing of beauty. (Some terrific ideas if yours last longer than ours.) If you have a cat or dog, you can tie the discarded pineapple top onto their head in a tribute to Carmen Miranda. (Kidding!)


(pineapple illustration - for sale - by Andy MacGregor via Supermarket Sarah via Bippity Boppity Boo)