Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Cuckoo for Coconut

Serve with fruit! 

Do you ever open a coconut at home? We did this last week and now, I'm wondering why I didn't do this earlier. (Keep in mind, I am from the 4 season part of the US and coconuts were definitely not on our everyday menus growing up.) The kids had been eyeing these all winter and had all but given up on me. It really wasn't the operation I expected and the kids were so dazzled by this. I will definitely do it again.

Tips for opening coconuts here and here (video)
Serve with fruit!


  1. I can't believe here I am in coconut paradise, and I have yet to try this at home! We do buy the water when ever we see someone selling it on the side of the road. I believe it is truely the only thing that hydrates down here. But I am completely inspired to now chop one up myself.

    1. Amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and I love the authentic connection with someone who's actually surrounded by them. I can only imagine how good they must be in the right climate -- and the water! The shells are so beautiful, too -- perfect for island bouquets?


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