How to Choose and Cut the Perfect Pineapple

 In today's kitchen tips series, learn how to choose the perfect pineapple and how to cut the pineapple. It's easy with this step-by-step pictorial.Article and Photos originally posted by  on Bakerette

There’s nothing better than a fresh pineapple! I don’t care what you tell me…nothing in a can or jar comes even close to a fresh pineapple.

Learning how to cut a pineapple is quick and easy. A pineapple can be intimidating–sort of like when I first jumped off the top tier of a diving board. Looking down at the vast waters waaaaaaay below was incredibly intimidating. I wasn’t sure I could do it. But once I took the plunge, I realized just how simple it could be. Cutting a pineapple is the same. Once you take the plunge, you’ll see just how easy it is. There are really no special tools needed other than a cutting knife, paring knife, and potato peeler.

So just how do you choose fresh pineapples? It’s really quite simple and it requires just a pluck of a leaf…To test the ripeness of a pineapple, gently pull out one of the center leaves. If it comes out easily, it’s ripe. Easy, right?

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THE NATURAL WAY TO GET RID OF MOLD ON HOUSE PLANTS via @cinnamonvogue

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Mold occurs in houseplants because of too much heat and humidity in the house. Meaning you have either watered the plant too much or it is in a poorly ventilated area or both. Plants in the washroom/toilet are especially prone to this. All those hot steamy showers will do it.

Having moldy plants is also deadly for your health, especially if you have a central heating system that circulates the air in the house. This is a disaster that will get you sick. We are talking of sickly strains of disease that will affect your lungs that could have serious long term consequences. Mold spores can cause allergic reactions, especially for asthmatics,

If you love indoor plants, here is the best way to deal with it.

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Reusing natural Dry Leaves for decorations

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How to Dry Leaves

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