Your Foodie Tip

The easiest way to peel a tomato is to cut an “X” on the end, place it in boiling water or whatever water you may have boiling on the stove like stock, soup, pasta water. After a minute or two drop it in ice water and it will peel very easily. The procedure is the same for peaches, nectarines and the like.

didyouknowDid You Know?
If you drop your lemon into boiling water for a minute or two and then roll it on your counter, you will get more juice out of it?   I watched one of our most famous Italian chefs in the city do this.  Of course he had lots of pots boiling at any given time.  You then roll it on the counter, cut it and juice it.
lemon_boiingIn addition, if you use one of those new juicers that you just press, cut the end off the lemon and you will find it’s easier to juice and again you will get more juice. If you have too many lemons, you can grate and freeze the rind and then juice the lemons and freeze the juice.

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51 thoughts on “Your Foodie Tip

  1. marymtf says:

    Knew about pouring hot water over tomatoes but I imagine cutting a cross into it first would make things much easier. Didn’t know the trick with the lemon. Thanks for sharing.


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