It's summer! Time to grow or buy huge quantities of delicious tomatoes for your favorite summer tomato dishes
. Peeling or skinning tomatoes turns out to be the easy part - in fact, it's so easy a 3-year-old can do it. Just follow these easy instructions, and you'll be making great tomato soup
, salsa, or pasta sauce in no time flat.
i just processed about 22 pounds of tomatoes in about half an hour, including extra time to accommodate my assistant's* help. :)
*Corvidae just turned 3 yesterday! She loves helping out with fiddly food-prep processes, especially if they involve the stove and/or ice. If you let your toddler (or older kid) help in the kitchen, make sure they've got a nice stable platform (we use a folding utility stool for Corvidae) and that they're smart around hot and/or sharp objects. We're trying to scald tomatoes, and hopefully NOT innocent bystanders.