Great to be here again! Today I want to share a quick tip with you, to make your life in the kitchen a little easier.
I was peeling a kiwi one day, the same way I always peel a kiwi, mind you. My husband stopped in his tracks and asked me where I learned to do that! I thought to myself, “Doesn’t everyone know it is best to peel a kiwi with a spoon?” Then I thought real hard, and remembered it was about 10 years ago, in a college cooking class, that I learned it is best to peel a kiwi with a spoon.
And then, all of a sudden, I felt really smart because I remembered something from college (definitely not from a Math class). I also felt really old, because I realized I had been out of college for 10 years.
At any rate, if you want to learn how to peel a kiwi so it is flawlessly curved and with maximum flesh reserved – check this out!
You’ll need a kiwi (of course), cutting board, knife, and a spoon.
First, with your knife, slice off both ends of the kiwi.
Now, grab your spoon, and gently insert the tip of the spoon in between the skin and the flesh of the kiwi. Carefully push it through until the spoon breaks through to the other end of the kiwi. The spoon is nice and curved just like the kiwi.
Gently rotate the spoon around the whole kiwi, separating the skin with the spoon as you rotate.
Once your spoon makes a full round, the skin slips away from the flesh with ease and leaves a beautifully rounded kiwi.
Slice your kiwi as desired.
Serve, and make a kiwi lover’s day!
Now isn’t that a neat trick? Or did you already learn this a long time ago, too?
No worries, I have lots of other tricks and how-to’s up my sleeve. When I am not slicing kiwis, I love to craft and sew.
Head over to TIDBITS to see how I took a rolling pin and turned it into a grainsack stripe stamp.
I show you how easy it is to make and use this stamp on some flour sacks.
Or, if you prefer to slice your kiwis with little helpers in the kitchen, you’ll need to make them this sweet little apron.
I’ve provided the instructions and a PDF pattern for you to download, as well as several varieties of aprons for you to make. Read all about it, here!
Happy kiwi slicing!
Stephanie R says
No way! I have been wasting so much kiwi by trying to peel it with a knife. Im going to have to give this a try next time I get some kiwis!