The Best Fruits & Veggies for Summer Grilling

Originally posted on Keitochan Says

Did you know grilling fruits and vegetables like eggplant, brussels sprouts, and even fruits such as watermelon and peaches give a flavorful twist to summer grilling?

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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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