I am not a fancy kitchen gadget person. I like to cook the old-fashioned way. I chop all my vegetables with a knife, mix a lot by hand, I even have a manual can opener. The fanciest thing I have in my kitchen at home is a food processor, which I finally broke down and purchased after I burned out my blender while making huge amounts of pesto with an overabundance of basil from my garden last summer.
But, I have to admit, I am having a blast in my sister’s kitchen while I am visiting her. She is the kitchen-gadget queen. I just made an apple pie with one of her tools, an apple peeler, also known as the Back To Basics Apple and Potato Peeler. It was the most fun I’ve ever had (Okay, maybe that is a slight exaggeration). I think I could even make a few art-projects with it. It not only peels and cores the apple, it also turns it into an accordian (without the music, of course).
It made a project that would normally take nearly an hour, what with all the peeling and slicing of the apples, take about 15 minutes. I’d probably make pie every day if I had one of these things at home.
So if you like apple pie, but don’t make it as often as you would like to because peeling the apples takes so long, get one of these things. It makes the process so simple, you can make pies for everyone you know and still have time left over in your day.
If nothing else, it can entertain the children…