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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Whizzy apple peeler and possums

We had a visitor for the weekend and he came bearing gifts. The first gift wrapped box contained Granny Smith apples. The second was then not at all what I was expecting it to be, and turned out to be this peeler. 



We had to try it out, and it can peel, core and slice an apple in about 5 seconds - awesome.
 I made some baked apples for dinner, which I just threw in the oven as the casserole was finishing off at about 150c for approx 40 mins. They turned out scrummy, and this is what I did

BAKED APPLES

For 4 baked apples I used
 approx 3/4 cup of my homemade muesli
 1 tsp of honey
 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Mix these ingredients together and spoon into the cavity of peeled, cored apple.


 If you get one of these fancy peelers you get a spiral cut apple.



Pour over enough apple juice to cover the bottom of the oven proof dish they are in. Place a dob of butter on the top of each one and pop in the oven to bake, as above.

We all decided that none of us really like the skin when getting a standard baked apple, so thought this was nicer. This works well for apples that keep their shape when cooked.

Agggh - possums again.

Look what they do to our garden!



 Over Summer we caught about 12 of them, but have had the trap set for the past few days since they have been visiting again, but caught nothing. I've resorted to covering things with netting, but they just move to something else. I notice last night they ate the leaves off the strawberry plants. If only we could ship them all back to Australia where they came from. They are a protected species there for goodness sake.
And my driftwood Scare Possum is not doing a very good job I'm afraid.



1 comment:

  1. I must find an apple peeler like that :) looks great!!
    Damn possums!!! Hope you catchem

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