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How to Prepare Fresh Pineapple

When winter is at its darkest, turn to fresh pineapple for a hit of sunshine.

These simple preparations will help you enjoy this luscious fruit all season long.

For a tropical drink: Puree pineapple, low-fat milk, a splash of coconut milk and a handful of ice cubes in a blender until smooth. Add rum if desired.

To Cut a Fresh Pineapple:

1. Cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple with a sharp knife, making a stable flat base.

2. Stand the pineapple upright and remove the skin.

3. Use a paring knife to remove any remaining eyes.

4. Slice the fruit away from the core. Discard core.

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