I’ve always peeled kiwi fruit with a knife — even when I lived in New Zealand and nobody there told me anything different. I found this video on You Tube today and it works.
I also have peeled every kiwi fruit I had in the house testing it out. Fruit salad for Sunday lunch, anyone? We both have a stomach bug (hopefully that 24 hour kind where you are sure you’re going to die if it doesn’t stop soon) and kiwi fruit isn’t anything you should have too much of when the plumbing is out of whack. If you’re already “going” kiwi fruit will make you go even faster. 🙂
I’m nearly caught up from my holiday break and I can’t wait to get back into the kitchen and play with food. I’m hoping that our business will sell once we finally get it on the market and then we can concentrate on all things food.
Do you find it difficult to catch up when you’ve gone away on holidays, been ill for an extended period or had guests who sucked the life right out of you for weeks? (I’m not saying that that’s what happened to me, at least not out loud.) Maybe it’s my age but I’m just now getting caught up on my favorite blogs, reaching out on Twitter and Facebook and getting the darned kitchen floor clean.
Marina@Picnic at Marina says
Oh dear Maureen, I hope that bug is out of you faster than 24 hours, and you are back and running soon. Thanks for the kiwi pealing tutorial! We peal it the same way, only cut it in half first: kids just love to spoon kiwi out and be left with a boat! 🙂
kiwi fruit boats. My children will look at me and wonder why I deprived them. I’ll just look up with a silly grin and say, “oops!”
Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits says
I hope your household heals soon. There’s nasty bugs all over the world apparently. I’ve peeled approximately 1, 234,727 kiwis in my life. This is the first I’m seeing this method. Thanks for sharing!
you kept count??? I knew there was a reason I liked you. 🙂
Christie @ Fig & Cherry says
What a revelation Maureen!! Can’t wait to try this out and looking forward to smooth kiwi circles for decorating pavlova 😉
oh good, I found them a bit slippery when I tried to cut them so my slices weren’t perfect. If you figure that out, share.
Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul says
Love this instructional video Maureen. Wishing you a speedy recovery too!
Thanks Peter, you food photography hero of mine! 🙂
Maureen, I’m sorry to hear that you’re seedy – I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Thanks for this useful tip. So simple, yet so effective – why didn’t I think of that?!
I looked at that video and thought, “now why didn’t I think of that?”
Hope you feel better real soon!
I love the internets. It teaches me things I have been doing wrong my entire 66 years of life on thsi earth – like the correct way to peel a banana, and now how to peel a kiwi. Who would have thought. 🙂
Jerry | Simply Good Eating says
Very insightful tip for kiwi fruit (certainly will help me quicken up my pace for next time) and I hope you do get well soon!
Thanks, we’re both feeling a bit better so it looks like a 24 hour event 🙂
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Oh dear! I hope you feel better soon and that it’s just a 24 hour thing! Hehe what naughty guests! 😉 We peel our kiwifruit like that too-it’s easy and not messy 🙂
Coffee and Crumpets says
That bug’s been in the US too, but it lasts longer than 24 hrs! I hope you didn’t suffer long. I have peeled kiwi like this before but these days just use a paring knife and peel around. My kids like to scoop out the flesh with kiwi halves using the spoon method.
Hope you are feeling better and energised. I am still having issues and can’t seem to get going after my short vacation.
Hope you’re feeling better soon! There’s some kind of nasty bug going around here, too. Great video! I never knew that. Definitely something I’ll have to try. Looking forward to hearing all about your own kitchen adventures. 😉
Oh dear, I had the 24 hour bug over the holidays too, I wish you all the best; at least it’s good for a couple of pounds!
I saw that video last year and thought it was amazing. Feel better soon.
The Squishy Monster says
Hope you feel better soon! Great video (when I was little , I thought kiwis came from monkeys, haha)
Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says
Oh dear, Maureen, hope you and yours are better very soon. I know that bug all too well. Good video. I cut my kiwis in half and eat them like an egg but this way is handy if you are adding them to salad. (This reminds me, I had a colleague who hated kiwi. She said her throat felt all itchy after eating them. I asked her if she peeled them… Peel them? she asked.)
That is so cool – I just a minute ago posted a comment on http://barefeetinthekitchen.blogspot.com/ telling Mary how I remember her posting about Kiwi and how to peel it. I love this! She also posted that you can peel ginger with a spoon. Who knew? I’m going to try it. Have a lovely week.
I do scrape ginger with a spoon but I’d never used a spoon with kiwi fruit. 🙂
Claire @ Simply Sweet Justice says
Hope you feel better soon!! ::: sending chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, and chocolate chip cookies ::: This was a great video. I got a juicer for Christmas, and it will help me peel those kiwis better. Good find!
Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious says
I hope you feel better soon Maureen! Thanks for the tutorial. Happy Belated new Year to you 🙂
Cass @foodmyfriend says
Yum! I peel my kiwis using a peeler. I haven’t had one in a while though and I haven’t seen them at the shops. Maybe I’m not looking hard enough though.
Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says
I have never seen a kiwi peeled like this before but I think I need to go buy some tomorrow just so I can try this! I am sorry that you haven’t felt well and hope that you get to feeling good real soon!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
I’ve been sick too and I just can’t get rid of it. My son gave it to my daughter and it was me. They got better already but I’m having such a hard time to recover (not young anymore). Hope you will feel better and get back to the regular schedule soon.
Thanks for sharing this video. You make me want to go out and buy kiwi fruits to try this method. I’m excited!
Iron Chef Shellie says
=O =O =O
Let me pick my jaw up from the floor….. best trick ever!!
Hope you are feeling better. Always find it hard after holidays to catch up…. and I’m about to go on holidays again! no hope for me!
Ooof I hope you are better soon! And we miss your presence! But thanks for the Kiwi-tainment. Very clever! And I’m just trying to catch up after being so out of the loop for months! xo
Kitchen Belleicious says
oh i never peel them right! So glad you posted this how to! hope you feel better soon- will be praying for you! Miss your recipes so get back quick!
I hope you are feeling better now! What a neat idea with the kiwi fruit!
Yes I do fall behind when the slightest thing rocks my boat…
Oh, and I hope you had a great New Year 🙂
I don’t think I have ever attempted to peel a kiwi but I want to go get some right now and try this! Thanks for the video. Good luck catching up and have a great week.
Oh Maureen, I hope you feel better soon…indeed there are a lot of people that are sick with all kind of bugs…
Very helpful the YouTube video for peeling kiwi.
Have a great week and feel better 🙂
Glamorous Glutton says
I hope you’re feeling better, that winter stomach bug is horrid and makes you so tired afterwards. After the marathon of Christmas cooking I needed to start making completely different things, I’m playing around with a cook book from 1910. Some recipes are worth trying, some – the 40 minute boiled vegetables – should be avoided. GG
Christine @ Cooking Crusade says
Thank you for sharing this youtube video Maureen!! I usually peel my kiwis with a knife and it usually takes so much of the fruit, so I am very glad to see this 🙂 Hope you are feeling much better soon xx
Norma Chang says
We all fall behind now and then, got to show our human side. Hope you are fully recovered now.
Great kiwi tip, thanks for sharing.
Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb says
LOL wow sounded like they were a handful, your visitors. I am so glad too that the holiday season is over.
I don’t usually peel a kiwi. I half it and spoon the flesh out. They are more of a rarity here and expensive so I don’t necessarily buy them too often and if I do they end up being eaten hidingly and fast. ^.^
But today I learned something new. Thanks for sharing your video and I want to see you more foodie soon again.
Very helpful. Thanks for sharing!
Jennifer @ Delicieux says
And all this time I’d been peeling my kiwi with a knife. I love this tip! Thanks for sharing!
Hope you are feeling better Maureen. Take care!
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Hey! How come I missed this post? Hope you are feeling better now my friend. Great hint. Wish I could eat Kiwi fruit. They make the inside of my mouth itch… and, yes, I DO peel them!
Isn’t that strange. I do love kiwi fruit and I love pairing it with strawberries. I’ll eat one for you.
Diane Clark says
Wow)) I always knew there should be an easier way to peeling kiwi. Thank you very much indeed for sharing these gorgeous tips on how to save time.
Thanks, Diane. I had a look at your bio on overnightessay.com and I hope I can keep up with some of your articles!
I hope you all are well over the flu now! Thanks for the handy tip! I love YouTube!
What a great video! My Mom and I were just talking about kiwi and how we always forget to buy it (they kind of hide it around here) but it is so delicious and good for you! I am jealous that you live in New Zealand..amazing! I am sure it is just beautiful there. I hope you are feeling better!
I don’t live in New Zealand any more. I did live there for a few years but now I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. A long way from Maine where I grew up. 🙂
The Café Sucré Farine says
VERY cool! I love stuff like this. I’m going to the market first thing in the morning and guess what I’ll be loaded up with? Thanks Maureen! Hope you recover quickly from everything and will soon be cooking and baking to your hearts content 🙂
what a cool way of peeling kiwis and simple too! come to think of it… i haven’t had a kiwi in a while….hmmm….
hope you feel better soon 🙂
Great tips for Kiwis Maureen. Hope you are feeling better now
Choc Chip Uru says
Hope you are feeling better soon my friend! I’m sorry I haven’t been around lately but I stopped receiving your email updates!
All good now though I will just keep you in extra special mind 🙂
Anyhow this is a great post my kiwifruit always look a little dodgy 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
I know what you mean. I’ve always peeled mine with a knife and then they’re slippery so I take a bit extra off 🙂
Oh I hate stomach bugs. I hope you recover soon! This is such a smart way to peel kiwi, I love it! Thanks for sharing it Maureen!
peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
Hey Maureen, I just purchased Easy recipe Plus. Was that yours?
Yes! If you have any trouble at all, please let me know. 🙂
thax for sharing then…
Thanks for stopping by, Doc!
Mireya Merritt says
Sorry to hear that you’re feeling under the weather. Ugh, it was had to get going again after the holidays, but I had such a great time! I love getting with my family. And this year I saw some long lost friends. It was a true gift to see them again.
Aga @ a matter of taste says
Wow, I had no idea peeling kiwi may be that easy! Thanks for sharing Maureen 🙂
I had a practice a few times 🙂
That is a cool way to peel a kiwi but I’m sure I’d smash mine to bits somehow lol! I will have to put it to the test on the next kiwi I get.
Dana Francis says
This is so far the best way to peel a kiwi. You could also do this with mangoes, but with goblets. How are you feeling now Maureen? I hope you’re feeling much better.
I adore kiwi and use a method similar to this. The spoon trick is brilliant!
Alex K says
nice? i’m making a healthy snack tomorrow for my girlfriend. thanks Maureen!
Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) says
Brilliant! Such a smooth finish, love this method.
Sawsan @chef in disguise says
So sorry to hear you are not feeling too well Maureen.
The kids had a stomach virus for a week that they got from school and it was a horrible week! I hope you get better real soon
I always peel Kiwi with a knief, this is really interesting!I need to buy some kiwi ASAP
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
Sorry that you worn’t feeling well earlier. Thank you for taking the time to post this great little secret.
Sorry to hear your feeling ill, but sending all the best wishes for you to get better.
p.s. nope, it’s not the age responsible for catching up after a break (or I’m aging even more prematurely than I thought), it’s well, life 😉
I don’t know how I missed the notification for this post. I enjoy kiwi fruit but don’t eat them nearly enough. Thank you for the peeling technique information. It seems simple but I know it’s going to be useful.
Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen says
Hope you are all caught up now! I feel like since the holidays I haven’t had time for ANYTHING too.
Hi Maureen! What a great tutorial! I’ve always been using my knife and of course, my kiwi are uneven and wonky! I can’t wait to try this technique! I hope you are getting some rest and will be back to your own spunky self , soon. I miss your beautiful creations! : )
Frank @ Kraemers Culinary Blog says
You are not the only one when it comes to guests over the Holidays. My wife is always relieved when everyone has gone. Don’t get me wrong we love to have guests over. I hope you feel better soon. I love kiwis and I think the best way to peel them is with a sharp potato peeler.
Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet says
Ah, I’ll try peeling kiwis this way next time.
My pc broke, lost lots of data and got the worst cold ever this January. I literally lost a month by trying to catch up and fix things. So no, you’re not alone. It sucks!
Feel better soon! Oddly, I never peel kiwi fruit–I think I was once told that there was lots of fiber in the skin. I totally hear the needing to catch up after the holidays.
I have a whole bag of kiwis in the fridge! Thanks 😛
Get well soon, Maureen!
Haha no, no, it’s not just you. I just came back from a two-week family trip to Indonesia and this is my first week back at work. Over there, I thought a 12-hour day visiting my parents’ friends of friends (who I don’t even know yet who not only wanted to catch up with my parents as soon as word got around that they were in the country, but also see what their kids looked like) was draining. However, I’ve been feeling exhausted after every work day – and I was actually LOOKING FORWARD to going back to work after the trip!
Regardless, I’m a bit more settled now and hope to get back to blogging this weekend 🙂
Purabi Naha says
How are you now, Maureen? This wonderful tutorial on peeling a kiwi fruit will be helpful for many! Thanks for the video.
Christina @ The Hungry Australian says
I made kiwi raspberry sorbet for my daughter’s party last year and used this method – it saves so much time! Feel better soon, Maureen!
Caroline Taylor says
Hope you feel better soon. I will have to try this method next time I have some kiwi fruit.
Maureen, I sincerely hope you’re feeling well after the holidays, illness, company, etc. — seems to take longer to bounce back after every “adventure,” eh? (I was discombobulated until the end of January, lol.) Thanks for the neat kiwi peeling trick!
Oh that IS a neat tip. Thanks much. Hope you feel better soon.
Get well soon!
Loved the tip about peeling the kiwi…
(I stopped getting notification of new posts, glad I checked on my own… )
Scrambled Megs says
I hope that you are feeling better? Recently I’ve been eating kiwi fruit whole. Apparently it’s high in fibre and good for you xx
i loveee kiwi. i like to scoop it directly and eat haha. Hope you are doing better now 🙂
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Hotly Spiced says
How are you going, Maureen? I do hope you’re coping with your house guests and your business and everything else you do that keeps you so busy. I’m sure you’re doing plenty of cooking and I can’t wait for you to share all you’ve been up to – both in the kitchen and out xx
Best Foodies says
Believe it or not I have never peeled a kiwi! I know exactly what you are talking about on catching up. After months of unexpected changes I am starting to do the same. Hoping you are well now and we both can enjoy the foodie world !
I use a similar method by cutting off the 2 ends first but instead of a spoon to scoop the fruit out, I find it easier to just use a regular peeler because the spoon can sometimes leave a fair bit of fruit on the skin if not done properly.
Hope you are feeling better.