I'm hitting some wickedly cool milestones this Summer.
A week ago, while at the RPAC pool at OSU swimming with my papa, I tossed my kickboard aside and swam across the pool, watched a bunch of Bieber vids on YouTube, sticking a few serious handstands and roundoffs in gymnastics and kicking my papa's butt in Connect 4. In the kitchen, I've been dabbling in vegetables, decorating cupcakes under the watchful eye of my pastry chef mom and, today, my very first culinary creation. Uncooked apple sauce! I made it up; yet another data point for nature clobbering nurture.
Applesauce for 1
Core and slice a medium Granny Smith apple (from OSU's farmer's market). Take each slice of the apple and shred it using a fine grater. Eat the residual skin (big vitamins). Take the resulting very fine apple pulp, add a single level teaspoon of sugar, mix, and then (my secret), clean your hands and squeeze a few cherries letting the sweet/tart juice into the applesauce discarding the pit and skin. Chill a bit in the fridge, top with maraschino cherry - serve with demitasse spoon.