So this week is a little different. Instead of providing you with a recipe, I’m sharing a tip I use all the time with the wee ones when I’m making snack for school. They adore pineapple, as do I. We have it all the time, by itself, in a smoothie, chopped and over ice cream, and more.
But do you know how to cut up a pineapple? You see them for sale all the time in the store (I got this one for $1.98 the other day), but what do you do once you buy it? Cutting and serving it is simple, and today you get my demonstration, along with a few other tips.
A couple things to note.
First, when I am cutting, I always move the material I’m cutting so that the flattest surface is against the cutting board. The last thing I want to have happen is for something to roll and me to cut myself – badly. I do this for anything I’m cutting, whether it be a carrot or a potato or an onion. Always create a flat surface, then cut with the against your cutting board.
Second, always use a sharp knife that is the right size for your job. A dull knife won’t cut cleanly through what you’re trying to cut. You will have to use more force, and it’s likelier that something will slip or that you will cut yourself. Find a professional knife sharpener near you, and sharpen regularly. And use the right size knife. My husband has a penchant for using a paring knife to cut vegetables. Just like when a knife is too big, a knife that is too small is also dangerous.