Monday, September 13, 2010

Project "How to Open a Coconut"

Boy was this particular sucker a tough nut to crack!!!

So anyway, Tools of the Trade:

*Big stone mortar and pestle pounder
*Sharp knife (most people go for a cleaver but I'm a weenie)
*Big Screwdriver-important device to "flick open" top
*Paper towel to wipe up the coconut carcass fragments and the big mess you made.

Oh and big spoon and straw inside the already gorged on coconut :)

Truth be told this year was a first for me and b'day twin learning to open our own coconuts- prior we'd always had the luxury of someone else or paying a restaurant at $5-7 a pop!
...Been very industrious this year^^ There's a huge sense of satisfaction doing things for yourself :) Also considering I was born in a land of coconuts I feel it's something I was born expected to know how to do so I'm glad I can finally live up to this expectation, lol.


HappyOrganist said...

I've tried this once or twice. I don't know what you're starting with (nor do I even know the right words to clarify that - and am too lazy to research it right now). But I start with grocery store - small round balls (we're talking about the same thing?) You're not starting with the huge - not been touched yet - coconut?

it works.
and is messy
and the screwdriver works, too.

Good job. =)
You know the water in there is great for internal cleanse.. amazing.

HappyOrganist said...

dang it Zhen, where's the cool-off button? re: fever 125
argh (just venting)

zhen said...

HO I TOLD you bout hairdryers on that neck sweet spot before- so just stick a wet towel there...voila! ps use centigrade next time, lol

HappyOrganist said...

So who is FLUFFY?

zhen said...

you are a nosy one aren't you? lol

Fluffy is my friend with shaggy white hair, four paws, a tail and cute little red bows in his ears.

I know, subversive :)

Evil Shannanigans said...

That looks like so much work...but so fun to drink out of!

zhen said...

do you get these in TB?

Evil Shannanigans said...

coconuts yes. Never bought one though. Again, too much work for this lazy ass.

BUT...I did hollow out a pineapple and drink Malibu Rum out of it once.