So apparently this year people have turned from the traditional and gone for the more exotic this halloween and I couldn’t resist giving it a go myself.
A new hipster craze? Daring to be different? New and exciting? Whatever way you may look at it, I’m all for it. I’m really not a festive person – I’m a fully fledged grinch at 24 – so personally I’m embracing the new trend. For you traditionalists, look at it as a pumpkin in fancy dress.
What really convinced me that this was the way to go this year is when I saw all the pictures of people pumpkin picking – a truly lovely sight and wonderful family day out for sure – and then I realised most of the pumpkins’ “insides” will be binned. Don’t get me wrong, I know many people that produce delicious autumnal soups and salads with the leftover pumpkin, but I also know way more people that chuck it in the waste. What did you do with your pumpkin?
I know it’s not traditional, and it most likely won’t catch on but I insist you try it out! Hell, because it’s not traditional, it doesn’t even have to be done at Halloween – this guy would be a great addition to most parties.
Pros for the pineapple:
- eat while you carve
- it’s sticky but unlike the pumpkin I’m alright licking it off my fingers
- not as messy as the pumpkin – it’s really easy and quick to carve
- it’s great if you’re like me and prefer to keep the fear factor down to a minimum
- it’s livened up my Monday with a pineapple project
- kind of looks like a Mexican wrestler
- more people eat pineapple than they do pumpkins
- …and lets not forget the obvious: FRESH PINEAPPLE JUICE!
If that hasn’t convinced you, it’s also great… if you like Piña Coladas.
For this all you need is:
- the leftover pineapple
- white rum
- sugar (hardly any)
- coconut milk/cream
- a blender
- strainer (optional)
Measurements are varied, but essentially all you do is blend, shake, and pour. It’s all very simple and (trusting your mixology skills) delicious! Granted, having been a bartender I had the upper hand and was quite pleased with mine. Furthermore this can also be made virgin style – everybody benefits from this trending kind of carving!
// ¿dónde está mi calabaza? //