Friday, September 01, 2006

Mechanical Marvel: Peeler, Corer, Slicer

When fall rolls around the apples tumble down, and enterprising souls can gather them in and put away the taste of summer fruit for enjoyment in the dead of winter. Or, they can simply eat what they can while the fruit is good and hope for plentiful supplies at food stores when the snow flies.
Either way, peeling, coring, and slicing apples for an apple crisp takes a little work, unless you've got one of these mechanical miracles that will do it for you with a little elbow grease.
This unit I got at a garage sale this summer for a cool dollar, along with another one I gave to my sister. It works like a champ, as you see here. Chop up the spirals, add some ingredients, and you've got a crisp that will warm your cockles on a rainy fall evening like today. Luck? Maybe. That, and a keen eye for a deal and a father-in-law with a good fruit source.

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1 comment:

April said...

What are my cockles, exactly? Seeing that corer and those apples brings back many "fond" memories under the apple tree. :-) I was just telling Chester about that the other day. I'm glad you've got some crisp on your horizon. Have a great weekend Dad, I love you!