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Pineapple Vinegar


What do you do with all those beautiful pineapple scraps when you
buy a fresh pineapple?

Have you ever heard of Pineapple Vinegar? 
One of my favorite cookbooks is Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.
  It is a plethera of information on sprouting grains, the good fats we should be eating,
picking the old fashion way to keep good enzymes that our bodies so desperately need etc.  
If you have not heard of it and are wanting to eat in a more healthy manner I strongly encourage you to check it out at your local library or better yet buy the book!

I was visiting Patty at Pandora's Box a few weeks ago. 
She had made some lovely vinegars and bottled them in the prettiest bottles around!
I had mentioned about Pineapple Vinegar and 
Patty asked for the recipe so I thought 
"Why not do a post on Pineapple Vinegar?"

It is easy as pie- actually much easier then pie!
How ever did that saying come to be- pies frustrate me totally- crust too tough, bottoms soggy--
Oh I digress--

Back on track now-
 Recipe for Pineapple vinegar
skin and core from 1 pineapple
2 quarts filtered water
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspon red chile flakes
2 Tablespoons whey (optional)

Place all ingredients in a bowl and leave at room temperature for 36 hours.  Skim and remove pineapple pieces. Strain vinegar into clean jars and cover tightly. 
This will keep in a cool place for several months.

I use this as a base for marinades with chicken and fish.  
Use in place of vinegar for salad dressing.
Pineapple Vinegar is a tradition of the West Indies and is used to make cortido.
The makes a great little gift to bring when going over to a friends house for dinner.  
I pour the vinegar into pint size canning jars and cover the top with a square piece of fabric and tie with ribbon or raffia.

This recipe came form the recipe/health book Nourishing Traditions.
One of my favorite cookbooks is Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.
  It is a plethera of information on sprouting grains, the good fats we should be eating,
picking the old fashion way to keep good enzymes that our bodies so desperately need etc.  
If you have not heard of it and are wanting to eat in a more healthy manner I strongly encourage you to check it out at your local library or better yet buy the book!

(sorry for the canned pictures- I keep misplacing my little computer card with all my pictures on it!)

Here's what you can do with the very top of the Pineapple- I even had a little pineapple grow!
(THis is my picture!)
























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17 comments:

Jacqueline said...

This sounds amazing and would make the most flavorful recipes. I am especially wanting to try it on salads. Do you have to wait any specified time for it to be vinegary?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That sounds so good. I havn't done vinegars, but I have done a lot of different oils. This sounds like a great thing to try. Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Marty

Jacqueline said...

Duh, I went back and caught the 36 hours! Can't wait to try it.

xinex said...

This sounds really good, Mary. I love pineapple and I love vinegar so I would probably really like this. Do you know what else I use fresh pineapple for? I cut up the top part and put them on soil and they grow. I have 3 growing now and one is really big...Christine

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

No, I haven't heard of pineapple vinegar before...looks like a great project with fantastic results!!!

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ButterYum said...

I've seen pineapple skins used to make a drink before, but not vinegar. Thanks for sharing this very neat post.

:)
ButterYum

Patti said...

I'm off to buy a pineapple - looks so easy and delish!! Thanks for letting me know you were posting this, I also bring things like this to friends for as a hostess gift...this week I will post a gift box made out of a wine cooler carrying box - you may be interested! ~patti

Sweetladyelaine said...

Sounds wonderful! Thank you...

Atticmag said...

That's such a unique recipe -- I adore homemade vinegars. Always wondered what to do with so much trimming. Just great.

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Burlap Luxe said...

Mary,
Thank you so much for your blessed visit.
I will love making the pineapple vinegar, and I am sure I will find plenty to use it on.

I can see I will enjoy visiting over here.
Keep inspiring us.
xx
Dore

Michelle said...

What a fabulous idea! I have never heard of that before! Thanks for the tip!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What an unusual recipe. It sounds good, especially since I love vinegar. You have a lovely blog. I've enjoyed my first visit here today.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Mom Of Many said...

Hello New Friend!!

I met you today in your shop...and I just had to stop by {before I crash into bed, which of course is better to have crashed in bed than on the road, right?}...anyway, it was wonderful to meet you.

I confess I laughed when I saw your most recent post here...I am highly allergic to pineapple - haha!

Anyway, I will be stopping back...in the shop and here...and I am soooo excited for my new Memorial Boxes...so excited. My hubby was tickled for me too when I told him about you...

Blessings from Durango, Linny

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Ah well, I WANT to eat healthy, really. But now all I'm thinkin' of is Pineapple pie.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU POST ABOUT PINEPPLE VINEGAR IT HAS BEEN IN MY FAMILY AND MY HUSBANDS FAMILY TO.FOR GENERATIONS.IN MEXICO IS USED FOR MANY RECEPIES IS MILD AND TASTY..YOU HAVE A LOVELY BLOG..HUGS....

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Wow, that sounds delicious. I've never heard of pineapple vinegar but I bet it's great.

Elaine said...

I by a lot of pinnapple so will need to give this a try.

Did you get you scrapbook papers?

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