2. Smash it on a rock or use a machete to crack it open.
|Stay far away when Steph wields the machete|
3. Drink the water. Slurp as noisily as possible, otherwise it will dribble down your chin.
|The water doesn't taste as good |
if you pour it into a cup. Drink
it straight from the coconut.
4. Consumption Option 1: Use a pocket knife to slice out pieces of the inside. Eat until your jaw gets tired of chewing. Consumption Option 2: grate the coconut to make coconut milk, and prepare coconut rice or cookies or bean stew.
|A "ralador" is a little bench with a grater on the end, used to |
shred the coconut. When it's sufficiently mutilated, you can
strain water through the pieces to extract the coconut milk.
|My dear friend Lona, ralaring coconut|
|My dear friend Leah, ralaring coconut.|
Feel free to compare Lona and Leah's techniques, and constructively criticize.
5. Save the shell to store garlic, borrow lit charcoal from your neighbors to start your stove, or make a coconut bra.
|A kitten fiercely defends the|
saved coconut shells.