Monday, April 06, 2009


Hi!! I have a poll.
What is your favorite way peel a orange.
A.)With a orange peeler. (it is really handy)
B.)With your hands
C.)Tear it apart madly and insanly
D.)All of the above
It is kind of weird but, whatever!


Lindsey in AL said...

If I have to peel it (I can't imagine why I'd HAVE to, but if I do) I use a peeler.

My regular way is so much easier though. Cut each end off the orange (the navel and the stem [I guess] end). Stand on one flat end and cut in half. Lay each half cut side down and cut each half into 3 or 4 strips. Then sort of peel back the skin with your fingers while pulling the fruit off in lovely little sections with your teeth. It's awesome because you get actual orange against your tongue instead of the pithy/skinny bit.

Bookworm said...

I like peeling it with my hands. I guess b/c I grew up peeling it with my hands. It just seems natural to me.

Dont get me wrong...I do on occassion slice 'em up with a knife as Lindsey describes.

I've never even heard of an orange peeler before! Every now and then, we peel oranges for fresh squeezed juice. I wonder if I should invest in an orange peeler or two! ~Can my young chidlren use it? They can be too much, right? A few dollars?

Unique post. I enjoyed it!

April said...

I use my orange peeler, when it isn't being used by the children as a toy.

Queen of Carrots said...

Oh definitely tear it apart madly and insanely, leaving little orphaned chunks of orange eveywhere.

Sebastian said...

We have an orange peeler. But the last time we wanted to use it, my middle son had to retrieve it from it's secret life as a rubber band gun.

Mama Squirrel said...

I didn't know we had an orange peeler. (?)

Summersusanna said...

I have never heard of an orange peeler. What we do here is take a knife and cut around the orange, just cutting through the skin, vertically, then horizontally. Then we peel the skin off in quarter sections, and voila, a peeled orange.

Mama Squirrel said...

I let Mom do it for me.

--from Crayons.

Jeanne said...

What does an oragnge peeler look like? Can you post a photo?

We chop off the ends and cut the orange into segments. Then we peel the skin off with our teeth.


Sebastian said...

An orange peeler looks a little like a plastic crochet hook. The peeler end is just deep enough to get a bite into the orange peel without cutting much into the flesh. I tend to just do a circle around one end and peel the rest with my hands, but my kids do a spiral or segments. It did allow my kids to eat oranges on their own when I didn't want them handling knives.
My orange peeler is a hand me down from my mom. She got it as a free gift at a Tupperware party in the 1980s.

Anonymous said...

We normally use an orange peeler (from tupperware) and had to get a second one so the little birds could be fed quickly :)

Occasionally we'll cut it into wedges.

My mother could peel the whole orange with a knife going round and round and have a long ribbon of rind. Very pretty but I felt I could never achieve that so resort to the peeler.

This is what ours looks like:

Ponytails said...


Ponytails said...

We don't have the orange peeler I am talking about. But the one I AM talking about looks like a crochet hook.

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