August 8, 2008
I work with this guy called Louis. He makes the pizza's at the restaurant and everyday before service he brings it apon himself to make a drink for all the kitchen staff to get us through the night. The last night I worked it was pineapple water, the time before that watermelon water, followed by rice leche. I am utterly impressed by the simplicity of it and of the great natural flavor. It is perfect for a hot kitchen and so I thought perfect for my kids after a day at the beach, pool, run ride etc.. It needs to be a family staple. I just made the pineapple water a home and it was so easy and fast. First you cut up a whole pineapple removing the skin. Chop up into rough cubes and put the cubes into a blender or food processor- whichever you have. Secondly, blend until you have a smooth, thick pulp. Strain the pulp through a sieve. Once strained it makes about 2 & 1/2 cups. Fill up a container with ice cubes, pour in your puree and then use the ratio 1:3. One cup of puree to 3 cups of water. Have a taste, you may want to add a little sugar if it isn't sweet enough but I usually find if the pineapple is really ripe you don't need sugar. Store it in the fridge so you can use it until it runs out. A wonderful, refreshing 100% natural drink for the whole family. Thanks Louis!