07/27/13

Dicing, blanching, and peeling tomatoes

tomatoes-638x638Heyya hauties!

It’s summer, and that means tomato season!

Now’s the time to hit your Farmer’s Markets and get your ‘maters at the peak of juicy, delicious ripeness.

Next week’s meal plans have tomatoes in several recipes, and a couple of them require some special preparation. So, I popped into the hautemealz.com test kitchen, and whipped up a couple of quick and simple “how to” videos to show you how easy it really is to dice, blanch, and peel tomatoes.

If you haven’t already, be sure to follow our YouTube channel, so you don’t miss a single video…we have some great ones coming up!

Enjoy!

-Chef Perry

How to Dice a Tomato

A very simple, safe method of dicing a tomato for the home cook.

Peeling a Tomato

Simple instructions of blanching and peeling tomatoes

07/16/12

Eating through the dog days

It’s hot here, well…hot for Oregon (yes, yes, I know it’s WAY hotter where you are…) Sticky and muggy are a combination that drives me away from the kitchen, my family, clothes…anything that generates heat.

In weather like this, I turn to cold cuts, anti-pasti, and light sandwiches for dinner, accompanied by several gallons of iced tea and the occasional wheat-soda. Here are three favorite recipes (and websites) I’ve found to help beat the heat, while still enjoying some great food…

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