Friday, June 28, 2013
OK, one does not normally need to peel a tomato. The peels are soft and harmless and removing them often seems kind of finicky, like peeling a grape. (Who peels grapes? I mean, honestly.) But when making a tomato sauce for people one wants to impress or for finicky people who for some reason are super opposed to the tomato peel, like my husband Nick, one might on occasion want to get rid of it.
So here's how to peel tomatoes:
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
This is probably not the best idea I've ever had, but I've started assembling what will probably turn into a massive collection of succulents. I dunno, they're just cute. Succulents are supposedly hardy, but I recently killed a spider plant, which are supposed to be immortal, and accidentally burned up my "Easy Care" snake plant by leaning it up against the radiator.
I guess what I'm saying is, "Good luck, wall of succulents."
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The white wine spritzer always sounded like such an old-timey joke cocktail. But like many old-timey cocktails, they're kind of awesome. Especially since they're pretty much perfect for morning or early afternoon drinking during the summer.
Monday, June 24, 2013
A rice cooker is a great tool to have around if you have the space and like using one, but in my experience it's not at all necessary. We cook rice almost every day, and have on occasion gone years without one. I picked one up back at Christmas, but it's broken now so I'm back to cooking rice on the stove. It's really easy, though, so here's how to cook rice on the stove: