I used to read through tomato-based recipes and skip right over them if they involved peeling a fresh tomato first. I groaned, “who has time for that nonsense, anyway?!” Turns out, everyone. It’s so embarrassingly easy. And I’m not one to be easily embarrassed.
Quick and dirty: harvest and rinse, core the tomatoes, throw into a big pot of boiling water for about 15 seconds then gingerly ladle them into an ice water bath. There’s really not even much work to do after that because the skins have loosened and fallen off a bit on their own. Simply peel off the rest and voila, a lovely peeled whole tomato. Wow!
I wish all fears were so easy to conquer. Next on the list? Folding a fitted sheet. Hmmpphh.
Good to know you’ve conquered your fear of peeling tomatoes; the next time we’re together, I shall demonstrate how to fold a fitted sheet. Like the tomato, it’s not all that difficult. xox
Folding the the fitted sheet! NO, NOT THAT!
Not sure though…. I am still not that great with tom’s and delicate skin.
I am thoroughly impressed. And jealous of your tomatoes! I paid $7.50 for 3 heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s market the other day. (I didn’t realize how pricey they were until I had already handed them to the farmer & had my wallet out. Didn’t feel like I could back out then.) As for the fitted sheets, well, they usually are wadded up & thrown on a shelf in the linen closet. They’ll just get wrinkled once on the bed anyway, right?