Pineapples… Wonderful fruit

Yes, the pineapple is a wonderful fruit. There is just so much you can do with it. Cakes, desserts, juice, Hawaiian style cooking, BBQ, the list could go on.

But what do you do with the spiky leaves, the crown on top?

I know, garnish a piña colada…

Yes, that is an option, and not a bad idea at that.

Did you know that the drink  piña colada was only ‘invented’ in 1963?

Piña colada is Spanish for ‘strained pineapple.’

This cocktail has been famous in Puerto Rico since 1978, and it became more widely known after Rupert Holmes released his song “Escape“, commonly known as “The Piña Colada Song”.

Remember that song?

The crown of the pineapple can be planted. It makes an attractive pot plant for indoors and in about two years it produces another pineapple.

Image courtesy Tickled Red

Hop over to Tickled Red and read step by step instructions and some more great photos of the process.

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