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- Sheet Pan Perfect Pineapple Ham
- A Fresh Take on The Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
- How Chestnut Hill Farms Effectively Adapted to the COVID-19 Crisis
- An Introduction to Costa Rica’s Diverse Wildlife
- Take Lunchtime to the Tropics With These 3 Healthy Pineapple Lunchbox Ideas
- Chestnut Hill Farms Launches Partnership to Provide Organic Fair-Trade Bananas to North America
- What Makes a Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple Special
- Winter Holiday Party Ideas
- Pineapple Recipes to Try At Your Next Party
Tag Archives: DIY
Celebrate National Picnic Day in Your Own Living Room
Surprise! Picnics don’t have to be outside to be fun. With fresh Costa Rican pineapples available all year long, there’s no reason you should have to wait for perfect weather to have a picnic. Instead, throw a no-matter-the-season indoor picnic in your own living room. With delicious snacks, a cozy blanket, and some good company, a picnic is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, regardless of where you might be. Plus, with National Picnic Day on April 23 rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate. We’ve boiled it down into four simple steps so you can spend less time preparing and more time picnicking.(more…)
Sayonara, summer! We are waving goodbye to the warmest season to make way for crisper autumn days. Before we welcome fall, it’s only fitting to throw summer a going-away bash. Use the long weekend to gather friends and family for an end-of-summer labor day party. At Chestnut Hill Farms, we have the perfect summer-inspired menu lined up to satisfy your guests.
School may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to end. With Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapples, you can extend the sweetness of summer with creative pineapple snacks and crafts.
Cool Off, Relax and Unwind with Summer Pineapple Treats
Summer has arrived and pineapple season is in full swing. Sweet, fresh pineapple may be the perfect snack to bring to the beach, but our favorite prickly fruit can reach beyond a simple afternoon treat. Check out our summer pineapple recipe round-up to find out how the queen fruit can help you cool off, relax and unwind this summer.
A Tropical Fiesta
Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon and we are ready to party! Prepare for weekend fiestas with this recipe round-up fit for a festive crowd. We’ve taken classic Mexican treats and added a tropical summer twist of fresh pineapple. Delight your guests with a Cinco de Mayo celebration, pineapple style.
You’ve seen beautifully uniform pineapple rings at the grocery store, fancy brunches or summer cookouts. Did you know how easy they are to achieve? Grab a fresh pineapple and a pineapple corer and get ready for some magic.
The Perfect Pineapple Keg
Entertaining just became even more exciting now that Food Network has released a brilliant idea: the pineapple keg. Simple, impressive, and efficient, this concept has everything you need to impress your guests. All you need is a Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple, a beverage dispenser (such as the one for $9.99 on Amazon here), and the cocktail recipe of your choice (try it with our Tiki Holiday Pineapple Punch recipe!).
- Cut the top off your Perfect Pineapple
- Core your pineapple (we recommend using an easy pineapple corer slicer)
- Put the fruit that you remove from the pineapple into a bowl – set aside
- Tap the pineapple by screwing in the tap on the side of the fruit
- Add your favorite pineapple cocktail into the pineapple keg, pour, and enjoy!
View the full video from Food Network.
Thanksgiving is almost here! Between all of the cooking and planning for this month’s big affair, you might be asking yourself, “what am I supposed to do with the kids during the school break?” We know. We know. It’s not like you don’t want to spend time with them, it’s just – there’s so much to do!
Well, we have a solution for you: let them go nuts! Now, before you panic, let us clarify. We found this really neat DIY tutorial that turns a holiday staple – walnuts – into little itty bitty pineapples. In fact, Kelly, the creative maven behind the idea at Studio DIY, came up for this as an alternative decor choice for her Thanksgiving table. And it makes sense, remember, pineapples are a symbol of hospitality.
What you’ll need to keep the youngin’s entertained:
Yellow Craft Paint
Green Cardstock (Cut into leaf shapes of various lengths)
Hot Glue (if an older child is in charge, if not Elmer’s Glue will do)
Enjoy (and good luck!),
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it might be fun to show our readers a creative alternative to the standard Jack-O-Lantern. Instead of carving a pumpkin this year, try slicing a pineapple into a slightly scarier form.
Like a werewolf during a full moon, The Perfect Pineapple can actually be very spooky once a year and, we think, quite possibly a better candidate for this annual doorstep tradition.
I mean, come on. A pumpkin just brings its roundness to the (carving) table, but a pineapple? A pineapple comes pre-made with a pretty creepy face and a kooky top hat!
Don’t believe us? Give it a whirl tonight in preparation for next week’s big bash. Simply pick up a pineapple at your nearest grocery store and follow these simple steps, demonstrated by this short stop-motion tutorial.
The results might just be terrifyingly good.