Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Wordless Wednesday 27 February

This photo shows Andres homework.  I structure made with creative solutions to hold it together.

He struggled all week with his idea and finally decided that he could do glue and a rubber band.  We discussed it a little and decided to use homemade glue (water and flour).
I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.


Today I thought that I would blog something just a little different.

When I was living in Brunei one of the thing I loved was all the local fruit.  No I am not taking about the vomit smelling durian fruit.

 (image source here)
I am talking about the pineapple.  Truth be known the pineapple I bought was probably imported but we very cheap none the less.  One of the most painful things about pineapple is the cutting of the skin off.  I always seemed to leave bits of that tough skin on the edible flesh.  So I asked a friends wonderful amah Bless if she would show me how to cut the pineapple the local way and this is what I found.

  • Firstly you take the pineapple and cut the skin off.  Now we don't grow this fruit in New Zealand so I thought I would post the photo of an unpicked fruit.
(Source here)
Then you run your knife around the pineapple following the little bits of skin left and you end up with a fruit looking like this.
Next you quarter your pinapple down the verticle line.
Next you notice that a pineapple has a hard core which can be unplesant to eat so cut it out.
Finally you cut your pineapple into bite size bits.  I slice down the long line three times and then cut into the size you enjoy.  That is all there is to it.