Monday, July 12, 2010

Help in the kitchen - Aww Shucks!

Recently I was able to get the girls involved into our daily routine. I took both of the girls to the store. Asked them to pick out one fruit, one veg, and one meat.
First to be picked: a fresh pineapple
Then a kiwifruit, yes that is two fruits total.
Then corn was picked.
Then fish, however the 'fresh fish' that my local mega mart had didn't look so fresh so we opted for chicken nuggets.

The girls wanted to dive in and shuck their own corn. And then they watched me slice and dice a pineapple. They really were amazing that a prickely thing like that was so sweet.

That day they ate everything on their plate!

Did you know? According to

Shuck: 1819, "to remove the shucks from," from noun (1674) meaning "husk, pod, shell," Amer.Eng., of unknown origin. Later used in ref. to the shells of oysters and clams (1872). Interjection shucks is 1847, from sense of "something valueless" (not worth shucks). Many extended senses are from the notion of "stripping" an ear of corn, or from the capers associated with husking frolics; e.g. "to strip (off) one's clothes" (1848) and "to deceive, swindle, cheat, fool" (1959); phrase shucking and jiving "fooling, deceiving" is suggested from 1966, in U.S. black English, but cf. shuck (v.) a slang term among "cool musicians" for "to improvise chords, esp. to a piece of music one does not know" (1957), and shuck (n.) "a theft or fraud,"

According to wiki:

Kiwi: Also known as the Chinese gooseberry, the fruit was renamed for export marketing reasons in the 1950s; briefly to melonette, and then by New Zealand exporters to kiwifruit.
Kiwifruit also serves as a natural blood thinner. A recent study performed at the University of Oslo in Norway reveals that—similar to popular mainstream aspirin therapy—consuming two to three kiwifruit daily for 28 days significantly thins the blood, reducing the risk of clots, and lowers fat in the blood that can cause blockages.
The kiwifruit skin is edible and contains high amounts of dietary fiber. In a fully matured kiwifruit one study showed that this as much as tripled the fiber content of the fruit. In addition, as many of the vitamins are stored immediately under the skin, leaving the skin intact greatly increases the vitamin c consumed by eating a single piece of kiwifruit when compared to eating it peeled. As with all fruit, it is recommended that if eating the skin, the fruit be washed prior to consumption.

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