#30 – Tomato Slicing
Mmmhmm yum—what’s cooking? Starting our list off with a stop in the kitchen, everyone from master chefs to first-time cooks knows that slicing tomatoes—especially the smaller cherry tomatoes—can be a real pain if you have a lot to slice. But, instead of taking all that time slicing the tomatoes one by one (and keeping them from rolling around the cutting board), did you know that you can actually slice them all at once?
Line up all the tomatoes on one plate; then, place an identical plate over the top of them without forcing it down (remember, we’re not trying to make ketchup here!). You can then carefully run a knife through the gap between the two plates to chop your tomatoes in half. Voila—sliced tomatoes! What’s even better is that you can do this for other small fruits and veggies such as grapes, cherries and olives to make your food prep a breeze the next time you venture into the kitchen!