What do you get when you pair a good ole kiwi with one of the coolest utensils around?
A seriously fun lunch, that’s what you get.
At Blogher this year, at the exhibitor’s insistence, I grabbed a handful of these yellow Cut and Scoops at the ZESPRI Kiwifruit stand.
I’m so glad I did because it made for a rockin’ New For Us Friday this week:
- Kiwifruit & The Cut and Scoop: I told Maddy, Owen, and Cora that today we were not only going to try a newish fruit, but we were also going to learn how to use a spife.
They looked at me like I was crazy, and then I said, No, it’s not a ‘spife’. It’s a ‘knoon’. Or you can just call it a ‘Cut and Scoop’.
I gave them each a plate with a kiwi and a yellow spife, and we got started. They laughed like crazy when they held onto the spife–knoon?–and everyone tried saying each the new words a few times.
Maddy said, What is this thing, and why do we have it? And so I showed them.I cut my kiwi with one side of my knoon, and then I scooped out a bite and ate it using the other side. They loooooved it. They could all–including Cora–cut their fruit, and after I showed them how to dig down then scoop, they really had a blast eating it.
We’ll stick with Cut and Scoop.
Owen said, This thing is seedy and sweet. And this Cut and Scoop is too funny. Maddy thought the kiwi was seedy, scrumptious, and sweet, and Cora just said it was sweet and juicy. Then Owen changed his mind and said that it was too seedy for him and he didn’t want anymore.
Maddy decided that she liked calling the spife/ knoon a ‘Cut and Scoop’ best, because that is what it does–it cuts and scoops. So it stuck, and that’s what we call it now.
I was originally looking for the Gold Kiwi, which I tasted at the conference, but I couldn’t find it. I settled on the original Kiwi which we’ve had before maybe a year or two ago (thanks to NFUF for getting us out of the ole apple, orange, banana rut! ), but seriously, the Cut and Scoop brings new life to this little fruit.
Not to mention, the website rivals our pal the mango; it’s packed with information (we should all start eating more kiwifruit today), resources (want to grow them?), recipes , and even games for kids (and also check out what the kids in New Zealand learned about kiwifruit!). Who knew?
Do you want a Cut and Scoop? I’ve sent an inquiry to the good people at Zespri asking how we can bring ’em on over here for my teachmama pals. We’ll see what they say!
Thank you to Zespri for the photo on the right, the information and links, and of course, for our awesome Cut and Scoops!