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Old 03-13-2005, 01:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I know this is a simple pleasure, but I just had to share my excitement.

Also, before you feel too sorry for me, I grew up with a father who had great gardening skills. Because of him we always had our own pears, peaches, apples, strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, rhubarb, blackberries, raspberries, watermelons and cantelopes.

But, what my father couldn't grow because of climate, we ate canned (except for oranges and bananas, of course!). We always ate canned pineapple and frankly, I'd never much cared for it.

As a gift, I received a huge lovely pineapple from Costa Rica yesterday and cut it up today and I cannot believe how good it tastes. It tastes nothing like canned pineapple. It is so sweet and juicy and tropical tasting. OMG, I cannot get enough of it.

OK, just had to share!

What's your simple pleasure for the day?

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Oh, girl... I fresh pineapple.

My simple pleasure for today? Fresh coffee with heavy cream.... and a windy cold morning.
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Yes, I LOVE fresh pineapple and it is nothing like the canned stuff. My simple plesure was a really nice dinner with 2 glasses of wine nd organic choc for dessert and getting 5 pages written in the chapter I am working on right now (is this a simple pleasure? Perhaps my simple pleasure was ds yelling out in the produce department at the co-op his afternoon "Mommy I love vegetables!"

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So how do you go about picking out a pineapple? I'd love to try fresh sometime...

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So how do you go about picking out a pineapple? I'd love to try fresh sometime...
I pluck a spike from the middle. If it comes out easily, it's ripe.

Fresh pineapple tastes so exotic.
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Mmmm! Fresh pineapple is delicious.

As far as simple pleasures go, it's too early in the morning. I'll let you know as the day progresses.

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mmmm....I love it too.
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the acids in fresh tear up my mouth and DD's. cutting it and letting it sit for a few hours or overnight and no more acid burn! I have no idea why.
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Clarity, thanks for the advice. I'll have to try that next time. I was thinking I ddin't like pineapple because of that.

Simple pleasure here - an empty house. Dh took everyone out for breakfast.
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"I pluck a spike from the middle. If it comes out easily, it's ripe."

Owensma- if I buy one in the groery store, do I check it there in the produce dept, or bring one home and ripen it on the counter? Or Do they need to be refriderated?

Sorry so many questions- I am really trying to broaden my fruit and veggie horizons.... :LOL

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My simple pleasure for yesterday wasn't so simple and had nothing to do with fruit (or even food) it was watching my dd at the Magic Kingdom everytime the train whistle sounded. She would bounce in her wheelchair saying choo-choo, choo-choo, choo-choo.... It made me smile everytime I saw it!
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Fresh pineapple tastes so exotic.
Mmmm, yes it does.

But, you know what's weird, the more I ate of it last night, it started to taste like coconut. What's up with that????

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the acids in fresh tear up my mouth and DD's. cutting it and letting it sit for a few hours or overnight and no more acid burn! I have no idea why.
Oooh, good tip. I find it too zingy if I want to eat a lot. Apparently workers who pick and otherwise process pineapples lose their fingerprints!

My simple pleasure? Last night, two usually nightowly boys falling asleep in about 10 mins, before 8:30.

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We roasted some sliced pineapple in the oven on high heat, until the sugars start to carmelize a bit, and served it with haagen daas pineapple-coconut ice cream! Incredible!
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HeatherE, I check at the store, and it them within a couple days. nak
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There is a strain of "acid free" pineapples available ... I think it's exclusive to one of the big fruit companies, but don't remember which. It's spendy (think $7 per pineapple) but it's so smooth it's positively buttery. *swoon*
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