Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We're Jammin' in the kitchen!

At Aaron's request, our sandwich special is the Curried Tuna Salad Parmesan. It's a traditional, cold, mayonnaise-based tuna salad that is lightly seasoned and has an appealing "crunch". We have Gazpacho and I'm making a Hearty Kale and White Bean Soup (vegan) that probably will not be ready until 12:30 or 1:00 p.m.

I'm also putting up some Balsamic Strawberry Jam today. I picked up the berries from Three Springs Fruit Farm of Wenksville, Pennsylvania at the Kennilworth Farmers Market (Tuesdays from 4-8 pm). The recipe will be up as soon as I make sure it's a good one! In the mean time, here is the prep procedure using one of my favorite kitchen hand tools - the Shark.

My trusty little strawberry huller (aka The Shark)

Position huller at the edge of the leaf cap.....

One little half-twist toward your thumb....

Neat little cleaned berry.

Quick, easy, minimum fruit loss, about $2.95. Great for coring tomatoes, de-seeding pears and a host of other food prep items. Processing four pounds of small, delicate strawberries took me less than 15 minutes.