Feb 28, 2013

Speaking of Pineapple...

I hate to see things wasted, which is one reason why I compost.  However, some things, like pineapples, would take FOR-EV-ER to break down in the compost. (FOR-EV-ER... FOR-EV-ER. Sorry, can't help myself.  Bonus points to anyone who can name that movie.)

Put a kettle on with about 4 cups of water in it.  While this is heating, take your pineapple and give it a wash in the sink with soap and warm water.  Just lather it up and give it a good rinse.  It's a little strange, but trust me. Then put it on your cutting board.

Then move your cutting board because you realize you don't have enough counter space right here.  =) Cut off the top and bottom and discard.  (Unless you want to wait 2-4 years for the grow your own pineapple experiment, then save the top.)  Stand the pineapple up and carve away the skin until it looks like this:

Look at that juicy goodness.  Keep all those bits that you carved away and put them into a pitcher.  Then continue to cut up your pineapple, also removing the tough core from the center.
Yum.  Keep the core with the other scraps in the pitcher.  Then try to stop yourself from eating all the fresh pineapple.  Heh.  Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar to the scraps.  When the kettle whistles, (or water boils in whatever fashion you are boiling your water) pour 4 cups of boiling water over the sugar and pineapple.

Now here's the hard part.  Let it sit for 24 hours at room temperature.  =)  Then strain and put in the fridge for a cool, refreshing drink.  It's really that easy.

Disclaimer: Every bit of delicious pineapple is harmed in the making of this drink.


  1. Only thing missing is some Kettle One! Can hardly wait to try!

  2. Ooooo, excited to try this one out. :)