Friday, April 25, 2008

Kitchen Tool of the Week: Apple-Corer-Peeler-Slicer

When Zeal was about 3, he saved his money for months and months. It took him that long to earn up the twenty dollars it took to buy this wonder-filled kitchen gadget, the handy-dandy Apple-Corer-Peeler-Slicer. It remains a favorite cooking tool to this day. This amazing, and kid-friendly (once an adult has set it up), gadget takes an apple and simultaneously cores, peels, and perfectly slices it in a matter of seconds.

With it you can:
-eat raw apple snacks
-let your child combine the apple pieces with any combination of oats, butter, brown sugar, agave, and cinnamon, toss together and bake until browned for their own special apple crumble. (a perpetual hit here!)
-dip the peeled skin pieces in a batter and make apple skin fritters
-blend the apple slices into pulp and eat as raw apple sauce, or
-cook the apple slices with water and cinnamon down into a cooked sauce.
-of course, just watching the whole phenomenon of the gadget doing its job is truly amazing.

And here's a precious little book you can pair with your apple creations:

A beautiful story about "an old woman who wants to make an apple cake. She sets out with a basket of plums, and along the way trades her plums for feathers, feathers for flowers, and so on until, as last she finds an old man happy to trade for apples from his tree. A story, beautifully illustrated, about sharing, caring, giving, and less importantly, being rewarded."

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