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Spring is the Time for Fresh Pineapple Columbus encountered the pineapple in 1493 on the leeward island of Guadeloupe. He called it piña de Indes, meaning “pine of the Indians,” and brought it back with him to Spain, thus making the pineapple the first bromeliad to be introduced by humans outside of the New World. Since then, we have enjoyed the prickly-skinned fruit. The pineapple has also been used

as a symbol of hospitality. And, of course, its juicy yellow f lesh blends beautifully with spices, vegetables, meats and other fruits. One of the quickest ways to enjoy pineapple f lavor is to preserve it in pickles and jam or marmalade. The pickle recipe that I have included uses cloves and cinnamon to add a tangy taste. There are many ways to enjoy