Foodie Friday: Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple fried rice: classic rice dish with tropical overtones Craving an exotic twist to simple fried rice? Layer some pineapple on top and voilà! Here are some fun pineapple facts: Name comes from its resemblance to the pine cone Produces beautiful flowers, ranging various shades of purple and red Sailors carried it to prevent scurvy Area near the base of the fruit is sweeter and more tender Dole Plantation's Pineapple Garden Maze is the world's largest maze The first … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Pineapple Bun

Pineapple bun: glazed sweet bun with a pineapple shape These treats don't actually have any pineapple in them. Instead, they're made with plain dough on the inside, with an outer coating of sugar topping. They get their pineapple (bo lo) name from the striated markings on the bread's outside. These simple buns are often a hit with kids (I have fond memories of them as a child), since they have a hint of sweetness without any complex filling that might turn off young taste buds. Recently, I … [Read more...]