Monday, November 28, 2011

Pie gadgets

Progressive makes a "pie slicer". I received one as a gift a few months ago and finally took it out to use this past Thanksgiving weekend.  Here it is slicing a blackberry apple pie. It did slice fairly effectively, but I'm still ready to stick it in the yard sale pile.  The slicer stores in a little plastic container, but that means that for each use you have to unscrew the base, slide each of the cutting wings in and rescrew the thing together.  To was and put it away is a pain as it is hard to pull the base cover off. Really, it took two of us in the end. You can use either six or eight wings, but even with eight wings the pie pieces are still enormous. According to the box you can store your pie with the cutter in place like a pie gate.  Mine however doesn't fit in my pie storage container as it makes the overall pie too tall.  So between the extra time, the clean up, and the giant pie slices I just don't see a purpose for this kitchen gadget. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Roasted CSA Veggies

I'm terrible at keeping up with this blog (or any of them...) but here's a photo of a whole mess of vegetables just prior to roasting from both my CSA and that of a friend who disliked her Brussels sprouts.  I've been roasting vegetables all fall long as they are so easy and delicious!