We’ve actually had a bit of sunlight here in Scotland over the past week, and it’s been absolutely glorious! Nothing gets me more excited than eating my first perfectly ripe piece of summer fruit on the very first truly sunny, can-actually-wear-shorts-without-your-legs-turning-into-ice day of the year.
Well, that and getting a new camera! After four years and sixty-five thousand (yes, I know!) photos, I finally made the jump and bought myself a new camera, a Canon 5D Mark III (eek!). The result of many hours of research, many questions, and many months’ worth of savings, it would be a bit of an understatement to say that I was just a little excited to finally hold it in my hands! There may or may not have been some slightly obsessive parcel-tracking going on while it was on its way…
I’m definitely still getting used to it, and there will be plenty of frustrating moments as I figure out what on earth all the buttons do, but hopefully you’ll start to notice a bit of a difference in photo quality over here. Okay, geek-out over!
While I adore that fresh summer fruit on a hot day, drying fruit has to be one of my absolute favourite ways to eat it. You concentrate the flavours, add a wonderfully chewy texture, and it prevents your fruit basket from being taken over by the soggy, wrinkly fruit you didn’t quite eat in time.. it’s not like I have a habit of buying way too much fresh fruit at the farmers’ market because I get distracted by the gorgeous colours or anything.
Inspired by some beautiful pineapples, I’m working with Lakeland again to bring you these lime-spiked pineapple chips using their food dehydrator. Essentially, it pumps hot air around the five trays to remove the moisture, leaving you with soft, sweet, and delicious dried fruit with no preservatives or funky ingredients. Plus, it makes the house smell amazing.
The lime zest and juice in these add a wonderful zing and smell along with really brightening the pineapple up. It couldn’t be easier, either – slice the pineapple up, brush over the lime, and chuck in a food dehydrator for a few hours! If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can also place the brushed pineapple slices on a cookie rack set over a baking tray and pop in the oven at the very lowest setting for about two hours, until the chips hold their shape when you pick them up. Enjoy!
lime pineapple chips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
- 1 large pineapple, cored and sliced into 1/4″ pieces
- the juice and zest of 1 lime
1. In a small bowl, combine the lime zest and lime juice and mix well. Using a pastry brush (or your fingers!), spread the lime mixture evenly over all the pineapple slices.
2. Place the pineapple slices in the dehydrator for 8-10 hours. Enjoy!