Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Inspired by Pineapples
When temps get so uncomfortable that the usual fluids don't seem to quence a thirst, I often resort to summer fruits to do the job. Though my favorite thirst-quencher fruit is watermelon, pineapple ranks pretty high in my fruit basket choices.
I remember visiting the Dole Plantation many, many years ago - the acres of pineapples were astonishing to see, and Dole suggested endless uses of the fruit in all sorts of dishes. But what has remained with me all these years later is how they sprinkled sea salt over the sliced pineapple to help 'cut' the acidity! Doing so changes the taste a bit -- but one can sure eat a lot more that way!
We're into triple digits today and tomorrow - Stay safe and cool ...