How To Cut A Pineapple

Freshly cut pineapple is amazing. Much better than pre-packaged pineapple. I've been on a HUGE pineapple kick recently (hey, it's summer. Who doesn't want fresh fruit?) and pre-packed pineapple is expensive and you don't get nearly as much out of it. Most people are intimidated by cutting one up, but it's super easy and you get a lot out of it. I filled up two square sized Tupperware containers with just one pineapple!

Be sure to cut the pineapple on a stable counter with a sharp knife and cutting board.
PRO TIP! Wet a paper towel to put under the cutting board to keep from sliding about. 

Cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple. This will give you a stable block to cut the sides off with.

Now cut those sides!

The tough part of the pineapple will come off easily when cutting. You can leave it on, but it's not as sweet or tasty as the actual fruit.

Now eat it! You'll thank me later. =]


Summer Reading List

Most of these books I bought last summer and just never got around to reading them. But now I will! Starting with Blue Nights by Joan Didion, I will make my way through Vonnegut, Hemingway, Tolstoy, Heller and Fitzgerald. Should be an interesting summer!

What are you reading this summer?


Summer Daze

Summer is my favorite time of year. It's almost like anything can happen. I've been enjoying mine, tremendously (hence the reason it's been so quiet on here [sorry!]). Here are some photos of my summer so far. What have you been up to??

A Throwdown at Wormhole

Fireworks at Navy Pier 

Pretty much just lots of coffee and bikes. =]