The Tools of My People


The Tools of my People

We all have our favorite tools, and sometimes the oldest tools are the best tools, eh? There’s a reason why the wheel is still around.  And fire. They are useful, and they are indispensable.  I still have the hammer my father sent me off to college with because, as he said, you never know when you’re going to need one. He was right, of course, and considering how many times I’ve moved over the years and had to hang and rehang pictures on my walls, my hammer was also indispensable. So now, I’d like to recognize another essential tool so lovingly employed by me in what is the season of the harvest here in Central Pennsylvania, one of my favorite appliances ever created in the history of man — the apple-peeler-corer-slicer.  read more here


About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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6 Responses to The Tools of My People

  1. Scott Eberly says:

    I love that applesauce.


  2. gmb says:

    Ok, I made applesauce for the first time ever yesterday. Weird, no? I roasted mine in the oven with brown sugar, a little water, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a little butter. Man, is it delicious. Only ten apples, but peeled by hand. You guys beat me with time to spare.


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