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How To: Dry fruit from your garden

Curtis Smith of Southwest Yard and Garden show viewers how they can dry fruit from their garden. First, you need to wash your hands before handling your fruit. To wash your hands you want to remove any jewelry, wet your hands, lather your hands and rub them together for 20 seconds and rinse. Dry them on a clean towel so you don't recontaminate. You can dry fruit in your oven if you don't have a dehydrator by setting your oven on the lowest setting, 150 degrees F, and leaving the oven open unt...

How To: Open & eat a pomegranate without making a mess

This is a step by step video of how to open and eat a pomegranate. Becca begins by washing the fruit, and cutting the ends off. She then scores the pomegranate, and submerges it in a bowl of water. The fruit is then ripped apart from where the scores were, and the beads of juice fall into the bottom of the bowl. All of the pulp and skin stay floating at the top of the water. The beads can then be enjoyed.

How To: Make coconut cream from fresh coconut

In this second episode of the Hawaiian "Jenna in the Jungle" series, Manis demonstrates how to climb a coconut tree. Watch this how to video and learn how to cut coconuts open to make fresh, rich coconut cream. Learn the benefits of coconuts and how to use them in the most sustainable way. Use the coconut cream in a decadent chocolate recipe, jungle-style.

How To: Carve a watermelon basket

Using food as a platter or bowl to serve food in is a genius idea. Because once you're done digging into the fruit salad inside this watermelon, you can then eat the "bowl"! Well, maybe not the rind. But you get the point.

How To: Make edible fruit bouquets and arrangements

This video demonstrates how to make edible fruit bouquets and arrangements. you can use any fruit and chocolate. Start with a ceramic base. Also, you'll need a Styrofoam ball about 2 inches larger than the base, a hot glue gun, flower shaped cookie cutters, a pack of toothpicks, wire cutters. The video demonstration plans a layer of dates, topped by a layer of chocolate truffles, pineapple and then apricots. Begin by placing artificial leaves to the base, gluing them on. Then hot glue the Sty...

How To: Open a coconut with meat cleaver

Step 1. Understand that opening a coconut requires a considerable use of precise force. Because you are using a knife or cleaver, it is very important that you keep your fingers and other body parts away from the blade. Step 2. Clear off a stable cutting surface. Step 3. Begin scraping off the white, sinewy upper layer around the pointed top of the coconut, using your knife. Scrape off the top layer until a brown ridge is revealed around the base of the pointed top. Right where this brown lay...

How To: Make Filipino ginisang ampalaya (sauteed bittermelon)

Panlasangpinoy gives a tutorial on a nutritious Filipino vegetable recipe Ginisang Ampalaya (Sautéed Bitter Melon). Bitter melon is said to have high iron content and have antidiabetic property also. First cut two ampalaya into thin slices and add salt and luke warm water, then leave for 5 minutes. After that, put it into a cheese cloth and squeeze to remove water. Add cooking oil to the heated pan then add 1 tbsp minced garlic and sauté until it gets golden brown. Add one large onion, one la...

How To: Cut a cantaloupe

A subtly sweet melon, cantaloupe is a refreshing summertime snack. See the different ways to cut a cantaloupe, from chunks to slices. You know your cantaloupe is ripe when it: yields to slight pressure, has yellowish skin, has a fresh aroma at the end where the stem was attached, has a healthy outer rind free of tears or cuts. Be sure to refrigerate the sliced melon in plastic bags or airtight containers within 2 hours of cutting it.

How To: Make sweet pineapple sauté

Learn how to make sweet pineapple sauté. Pineapple sautéed in sugar and topped with cream is a delicious summertime dessert. It's quick and delicious! To cook this sweet pineapple sauté, you'll need pineapple, sugar, butter, and heavy cream.

How To: Eat a pomegranate the "right & proper way"

Pomegranates are very delicious fruits. They are very nutritious, too. This instructional video teaches you how to eat a pomegranate in the right and proper way. It teaches you how to eat pomegranate with using a juicer, glass or knife. First you should start crushing the fruit from the middle top of it. You have to go on crushing it slowly and gradually with out applying too much pressure on the fruit. at one stage you will get a small hole on the surface and you can start drinking the juice...

How To: Peel a pomegranate without a mess

Cut the pomegranate on the bottom first, then cut into sections, like you would an orange. Then get a large ice-filled bowl, with ice water in it, and put pomegranate in the bowl. Use the large bowl, so you don't get any on you. Break apart the individual sections, remove the seeds, and membrane in the water.

How To: Make a beautiful fruit basket

If you're looking for a fabulous gift, why not check out this tutorial with Martha Stewart and see what to do to create a beautiful fruit basket. Bananas, apples, peaches, grapes, cherries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, tangerines - any fruit you want! Of course, make sure you're picking fresh, ripe and in season fruit so your gift can be enjoyed right away! And, you'll want a basket. Typically, these are made from wicker, but you could get creative and choose some other kind of basket as well!

How To: Open a jackfruit

This video shows you how to open a jackfruit. You should not use a knife when opening and use coconut oil on your hands afterwards because it is very sticky. You should find a soft spot and open it from there. Tear along the middle and all the way around to open the fruit in halves. You can then proceed to tear pieces off and eat it. Make sure to use coconut oil on your hands to get the stickiness off.

How To: Properly cut a pineapple

In this video Sue demonstrates how to cut a pineapple quickly and easily .surely this method will help to cut a pineapple without any mess. At first she cuts off the top of the pineapple and then the bottom ,then she places the pineapple standing on its base and bisect into two half at the middle and again she cuts the half piece at the center to get quarters. Then she cuts the quarters core away ,then she begin to slit the fleshy part of the fruit without cutting the skin ,after that she run...

How To: Cut open a coconut

In this tutorial, we learn how to cut open a coconut. Coconuts in nature look different than they do when you buy them at the grocery store. They come in green, orange, and yellow. The white ones you see are shaved off before you buy them at the store. To open up a coconut, you are going to need a machete, which is a very large knife. Make sure the knife is sharpened, then hold the coconut on the handle and slice it at an angle using the machete. Use force when cutting so the coconut comes op...

How To: Determine whether cantaloupes are ripe or not ripe

The cantaloupe is a troublesome fruit for some melon shoppers, because it's a really hard fruit to tell the ripeness of, like most hard-shelled melons. If you've been riddled with how to bring home the ripest and freshest cantaloupe melon, then YourProduceGuy has answers for you. See how to determine the ripeness of this delicious melon.

How To: Carve a papaya in a flower design

In this video, we learn how to carve a papaya flower design. To start, you will want to take a sharp object and outline the drawing you want to make. Carve this onto the papaya, then remove the skin as you are making different shapes. If you want to do a large flower design, carve layers into the papaya to make the flower look more realistic. Take time to carve the different petals, stems, and other details. This is a fun way to make something beautiful with your food, and can double as a cen...

How To: Prepare a mango

Skinny and Mini teach us how to prepare a mango in this tutorial. The correct way to cut this is to hold it up and cut down in the mango, avoiding the seed. Next, turn it around and do the same thing to the second side. You can still eat the other sides of the mango, just cut the middle seed out. Next, cut the mango into squares while it's still in it's skin, then pop the mango up and you can eat it straight out of the skin. You can also use a knife after this to cut the pieces out and use in...

How To: Properly cut a cantaloupe

In this video from C4Bimbos we learn how to cut a cantaloupe. This also works for a watermelon, she says. Slightly cut off each side - top and bottom - so that you can stand it up. Now you want to shave each side down. Using a sharp knife is the best way to go! Get all of the green part off. Now, turn it over to get the rest of the outside off. Now, cut it right in half. With a large spoon, scoop out all of the seeds and put them in a bowl. Cut the cantaloupe in perfect slices and you are rea...

How To: Open a Banana Like a Monkey

Sometimes when you have a really ripe banana or a green one it might become difficult to open it, or you break the banana when you open it. Bummer, I know! Well, all that headache and risk is over because I took a solution right from the animal kingdom. In this video, I will show you exactly how a monkey would peel a banana.

How To: Eat fuyu persimmons raw and cooked

With the arrival of fall come persimmons. One of the kinds of persimmon called Fuyu persimmons, also called sharon, are in season from September through December. What you need to look out for is that they are firm and have a nice orange color overall with smooth skin. If a persimmon does not comply to this, let it ripen on the counter until it reaches a bright overall coloring and then just eat it or use it in a salad. There are two types of persimmons, the Fuyu is better suited to be eaten ...

How To: Juice a pomegranate

Start with a nice firm pomegranate. Take the pomegranate in your hands and start squeezing it by pressing with your thumbs one of the other pushing into the pomegranate. Squeeze all around the whole surface of the pomegranate. As you press in using your thumbs overlapping each other you will hear the pomegranate seeds popping inside the fruit. Take the softened pomegranate and bite a hole into the side. As you bite the hole make sure you suck the juice as it begins to come out. Once you have ...

How To: Cut a whole pumpkin like a chef

Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to cut a whole pumpkin like a chef. Cutting a whole pumpkin for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here.