View Full Version : Coconut Opener and Stress Management!
11-24-2004, 03:17 PM
Hi all. I just read in someone's journal that they cut their finger trying to open a young coconut...(ouch, hope it's better.) That gave me the idea to post my family's sure-fire way to open coconuts, both the young and hard brown varieties. It's not elegant but it works for us. We just put the coconut in a large zip lock bag, seal it (all air out) then put that bag into two plastic grocery bags, then go outside and find a large hard rock in your driveway (or the driveway itself? we use the stone wall alongside our drive) --hold the bag by its handles and slam it against the stones a few times. If you have anger to expel you could vocalize while slamming ;) The nut cracks, the coco-milk goes into the bag, and there you have it! Primitive therapy and coconut all in one.
thanks for explaining!
My brother just drinks the milk in the morning, and around lunch time, he goes outside and slams the coconut onto the floor (concrete floor), a bit messier than your way, but it's the same principle :)
11-24-2004, 05:41 PM
Here's another method. After you've drained the milk, hold the coconut above your head and let it drop onto a hard surface (not your head), like concrete. It will split evenly in a half. Sometimes you may have to drop it twice.
11-24-2004, 07:13 PM
rofl! Thanks Melissa! :)
12-12-2004, 03:43 PM
It works like a charm, actually. It's a trick my produce guy showed me. The coconut will break right in half :D
It's still challenging to get the meat off the shell though :confused:
12-12-2004, 05:19 PM
Juliano's used to be more reasonably priced, but about a year ago he almost tripled his prices. We stopped going a lot after that. That's why I only had a smoothie the last time I went, but boy it was worth it.
12-13-2004, 12:26 PM
I checked out his restaurant website, since we were thinking of heading down to L.A. for a museum trip. Wow. Over $20 for a faux tuna platter that I could make at home for a few bucks. Personally, I think it's unethical to charge that much money for something relatively simple. Also, if your goal is to show the fabulousness of raw food to as many people as possible, you might want to keep prices within the reach of us common people, lol! As much as I'd like to go to his restaurant, I refuse to support a place that charges those prices. I think we plan on going to Cilantro Live and Au Lac instead.
12-13-2004, 12:40 PM
I agree with you Olive, nothing wrong with making a decent profit but it is sad when someone starts acting like the typical corporate mindset. Especially when he did not come from that kind background I would presume.
12-13-2004, 03:41 PM
Sometimes I think raw restaurants should have discounts for raw foodies! Of course there is no practical way to go about it, but I wish!
Now that I think of it, my other big disappointment with Juliano's site is the lack of recipes. Almost all raw sites have recipes, even if it's just a few! Maybe I'll write a letter expressing my feelings . . .
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