Even though Hawaiian pineapple’s peak season is usually in April and May, they are available year round. There are also pineapples from the Caribbean that are available twice a year, December through February and August through September. The Hawaiian pineapples are by far the best choice to make in the United States when it comes to pineapples. They are normally flown in and arrive at the store 3-4 days after harvest. Caribbean pineapples are normally transported via boat (and/or truck), which means they arrive at the store anywhere between 4 days and 2 weeks after harvest.

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I’m a firm believer that any meat bought from the local grocery store should be frozen at least 24 hours before cooking, especially red meat. I’m also someone who loses track of things in my freezer (who hasn’t found a stray pound of ground round). If you are like me, you probably have taken a piece of meat out of the freezer, wondered when you bought it, and then gave it the stink eye. Freezer burn is part of life, so what is it and how do we prevent it?

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