I’m totally fine, sometimes grated skin just happens, ya know?

Once I was making my grandmother a birthday dinner (in my pregan days) of sauerbraten, latkes, braised red cabbage + apples, and even sachertorte (which she absolutely used to love!), and whilst grating the cabbage (this was back in the pre-food processor thus pre-grating blade days) I hand shredded the cabbage (why didn’t I just shred it with a knife?) on a three sided box grater, and during that time managed to shred some of my hand. I distinctly remember calling to my sister Rachel for help, but no, she was too busy playing her piano. Thankfully my father came to the rescue. But just remember Rachel, I could have bled out and died if he hadn’t helped me….

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