During his sixth (or thereabouts) visit to the Huon Valley Apple Museum with friends last week, David finally succumbed and bought the ingenious apple corer, peeler and slicer pictured here. It has a serious suction pad to stick to the kitchen bench, and does a fantastic job of making apples even easier to enjoy, whether fresh, dried or cooked. It can also be used on a wide range of other fruit and vegetables.
It's apple season and we're again enjoying bags of different varieties from the roadside stalls. Even more exciting, I have ordered some of our own trees from the wonderful Woodbridge Fruit Trees over in the Channel area. I have some work to do in preparing the ground before the bare root trees are ready to be collected between mid-July and mid-August, but very much looking forward to it. To that end, we've signed up to do an organic orchard care workshop in June.