Pineapples grow in Brazil, Paraguay, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Thailand, the Philippines and Africa. They are so-called because of their resemblance to pine cones.Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain, which breaks down protein and is used to tenderise meat. These enzymes stop gelatine setting unless the pineapple juice has been boiled or the fresh pineapple has been cooked. Canned pineapple can also be used with gelatine.Flavours and ingredients that go well with pineapple are, among others, coconut, honey, ginger, mango and bananas. It can be used in savoury pies and pasties with bacon or ham. Also, put pineapple in almond frangipane tarts instead of the more usual apple or pear. Or why not chop it finely and add to grated carrot for cakes or muffins?You can also mix some with coconut and dried mango for a tropical fruit cake and, instead of a traditional upside down cake, make a tarte tatin with pineapple. For a twist on the upside down cake, make it using a sticky gingerbread recipe.In season: They are available all year but are particularly good at these times:Hawaii: peak season April-end MayCaribbean: December-end February and August-end SeptemberFiona Burrell, co-author of Leiths Baking Bible, from the world-famous Leiths School of Food and Wine in London
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Ball movement. It’s what propels the Los Angeles Clippers. With it, they are very good. Without it, they’re not.It starts with defense, and goes from there.It’s such a big deal, there are even conversations about it during a game. Like Monday, when the Clippers were destroying the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-101 at Staples Center.“J.J. Redick and I were talking about it right down to the fourth quarter; our defense is starting to sort of find itself,” said point guard Chris Paul, who along with Redick and the other starters was on the bench during that fourth quarter because the lead was as high as 37 points. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “The last three or four games on the road trip, we really started to build our trust and that’s when we are at our best, when we start to get out on transition and moving the ball,” Paul said.That was not happening when the team was struggling at 5-4. It went 6-1 on a road trip that concluded Saturday in Utah.“Early in the season, the ball was sticking,” said Paul, whose team Wednesday plays host to Orlando at 7:30 p.m. (Prime Ticket/KFWB 980-AM). “Blake (Griffin) and I were talking about it toward the end of the game and we’re just moving the ball and making the right plays right now.”According to coach Doc Rivers, ball movement makes things easier on shooting guard Redick, who Monday scored 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting, 4 of 5 from 3-point range.Redick can often be seen running around to get open so he can get his shot. “When J.J. is getting shots, it means we are getting good ball movement,” Rivers said. “When he is not getting shots, it means that we are not moving the ball around. Jamal (Crawford) can get his own shot. J.J. is dependent on ball movement.”Rivers not among concernedWhen the Clippers (12-5) lost by 16 points at home to Chicago on Nov. 17, one had to wonder what was going on with the Clippers. Then they got well on the road trip.However, Rivers insisted Monday before tip-off he was not among those worried about the team.“I don’t know,” he said, referring to the 11-day road trip. “I mean, we played well. Yeah, I think we’re definitely better than when we left. But I think you could tell I wasn’t concerned either way. You go through this process. You go through it every year.”Scouting OrlandoThe Orlando Magic entered their game Tuesday at Golden State with a record of 7-12. The Clippers on Nov. 19 defeated Orlando 114-90 on the first game of the recent road trip. In that one, the Clippers’ bench outscored their starters 60-54 with Crawford leading the team off the bench with 22 points.The Magic have some talent, their record notwithstanding. Center Nikola Vucevic and small forward Tobias Harris lead the way. Vucevic, out of USC, was averaging 18.6 points and 11.7 rebounds and Harris was averaging 18.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Harris scored 25 against the Clippers two weeks ago and Vucevic went for 19 points and 14 rebounds.The Magic were without guard Evan Fournier (bruised heel) in that game, but he should play Wednesday. He’s averaging 15.4 points.Orlando on Sunday had its most impressive victory of the season, 93-90 at Phoenix, which is 10-8. By the waySeveral members of the New England Patriots were in the Clippers’ locker room following Monday night’s victory, as was pop singer Justin Bieber. The Patriots play at San Diego on Sunday night.
Got the dub & if you missed it, we’ve got the highlights. #GoGators #SECTourney pic.twitter.com/YVXzZ70I3k— Gators Men’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) March 14, 2019Meanwhile, NC State will be sweating for the rest of the week.The Wolfpack held a two-point lead over No. 2 Virginia at halftime. But, they failed to stay connected in the second half as the Cavaliers ran away for a 76-56 victory.The loss dropped NC State to 22-11 (9-9 ACC) this season but that record is deceiving as its resume is very thin.2⃣0⃣-point win and advancing to the #ACCTourney Semifinals 💪🔶⚔️🔷 pic.twitter.com/rvsKD2s9ZE— Virginia Men’s Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) March 14, 2019The Wolfpack, who are 32nd in the NET Rankings, have very few quality wins and are just 3-10 in Quad 1 games, according to Warrennolan.net.Before the loss to Virginia, Sporting News projected NC State to receive an eight seed in the NCAA Tournament while CBS Sports had them out of the field.Other notable games— Villanova ended any hope Providence had at an at-large bid with a 73-62 win in the Big East quarterfinals.— Ohio State topped Indiana, 79-75, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers’ bubble may have burst with the loss. — Xavier remains in the NCAA Tournament conversation. It topped Creighton, 63-61, at Madison Square Garden. The Musketeers have won seven of their last eight games. — TCU will also be waiting anxiously Sunday. It fell to No. 15 Kansas State on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament.— Marquette cruised to an easy 86-54 win over St. John’s. The Red Storm hold a 21-12 record but don’t have the strongest resume and remain on the bubble. March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Indiana’s bubble-bursting loss to Ohio State Duke star Zion Williamson on ending college career after injury: ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ Florida kept its hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament alive while NC State missed a chance to secure a signature win Thursday.The Gators cruised to a 66-50 win over Arkansas in the second round of the SEC Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for Florida. The Gators are firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble, according to Sporting News, and were projected by CBS Sports to be the first team left out of the field entering the matchup with the Razorbacks.Florida almost certainly would not have heard its name called on Selection Sunday if it had fallen to Arkansas. Instead, it will face top-seeded LSU at 1 p.m. ET Friday. A win in that game could lock up an at-large bid for the Gators. Related News