Ananas, piñas, trái thơm....it goes by many names but my friends and family know that pineapples are my absolute favorite fruit in the whole world. I like to make a summer-themed sugar cookie that I gift to family and friends and when I found this fantastic pineapple cutter at Williams-Sonoma I knew what I was doing for this year's theme. Here's my homage to the "ananas comosus" and I'm loving how they turned out.
My love of the pineapple probably borders on the obsessive. If there's a pineapple in or on something you can pretty much guarantee I'll buy it. We're talking iPhone cases, wallpaper, necklace, shoes - bought them, received them, love them, done!
Did you know that the pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality? Maybe that's why I'm so drawn to this fruit. Colonial sea captains returning from the Caribbean would spear a pineapple on their fence post to let friends know they had arrived home safely and serve as an invitation to come and visit. How cool is that?
LONG LIVE THE PINEAPPLE!