1. Cracking Coconuts
We swear by the Coco Jack ($37), an ingenious cracking tool that makes opening young coconuts a whole lot easier.
- Rest the metal jack at a 45-degree angle on the pointed top of a peeled young coconut. Using the mallet, hit firmly until it pierces the shell and flesh.
- Gripping the tool's handle, pull it toward you and then away to lift the top open. Pour out or drink the water with a straw, and scoop the meat with a spoon. You can also use your fresh coconut water to make everything from smoothies and ice pops to rice and cucumber salad. Or team it with the coconut meat to make "yogurt."
5. Peeling kiwis
Fiddling with furry kiwi skin? Pick up a spoon! First use a knife to remove both ends of the kiwi, then place a spoon between the flesh and skin. Push the spoon all the way down and turn the kiwi to get the fruit out in one piece. Watch these steps in action above, then pop your kiwi into fruit salad, yogurt, or a cocktail.