How to Section Oranges
Use a sharp paring knife to cut a 1/2-inch-thick slice off both ends of each orange. Cut the peel and white pith away from the oranges, using a downward cutting motion following the shape of the fruit. Place each peeled orange on its side, then cut down along the membrane on both sides of each section to remove the fruit.
How to Cook Fresh Beets
Cook the beets in boiling water 35 to 40 min. or until tender. Drain, then plunge in cold water; cool completely. Slice off stems and rootlets, then slip off the skins before cutting into wedges and using as directed.
How to Slice Apples
Cut apples into quarters; remove core from each quarter. Starting at the narrow end, cut quarters crosswise into thin slices. For bigger slices, cut quarters lengthwise.