Why didn't I think of this? Duh. Can't wait to try it.

deedlesJune 17, 2014

How cool is this? I wonder if it works... a sharp knife would be a must. Somebody try this and report back.

Here is a link that might be useful: easy way to cut cherry tomatoes

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sonny_h

Awesome!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 10:16AM
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brightm

And tomatoes that aren't the least bit squishy.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 10:19AM
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leela4

(somewhat) off topic:
Deedles-How's your kitchen going? Did I miss your reveal?

Signed,
(nosy) Lee

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 10:39AM
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annkh_nd

Will it work as well for to-may-tos as to-mah-tos?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 10:52AM
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jerzeegirl

Very cool technique!

However.......

If you cut a cherry tomato in half you don't get the fun of eating them and having them pop in your mouth! That's no fun.

Those two extra plates to wash.....

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:31AM
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CEFreeman

LIke cutting bagel.
So may people try to slice the bagel in half holding it horizontally in their hand. Off go the finger tips!

If you begin by cutting it in half vertically, so you have two, 'c' shaped pieces, set it on the counter with the open part of the 'c' which is now flat. Then cut down through the bagel and you have your four pieces you can easily eat without looking like a bagel pig.

There are all kinds of DUH things out there, aren't there?!
I thought this tomato thing was a good idea, too. I'm trying to figure out what else could be done this way....

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:55AM
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athomesewing

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:19PM
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dwsharp81

Most genius things are simple. This is one of them. Very cool!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 1:56PM
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scootermom

That looks like so much fun! Have to try it.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:03PM
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mrspete

Just another thing that makes me say, "That is so simple! Why couldn't I think of that myself?" Great tip.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:07PM
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rococogurl

Where I live bagels are cut in thirds. Vertically. No issues.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:45PM
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tea4all

Great tip that I will put to use! Thanks for posting that!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 5:10PM
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deedles

I'll have to get some cherry toms and try this.

leela4: NO, I haven't posted my reveal. We're so dang busy trying to get our old house emptied out and ready to sell that I keep putting it off and off. I'm gonna post it soon though. Thanks for asking! I'm afraid by the time it gets posted nobody on here will remember me, lol.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 7:18PM
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leela4

I love cherry (or any kind of) tomatoes.

deedles-I'm glad all is well with you and your kitchen. Can't wait to see it.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 10:14PM
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carolssis

WOW! Way cool. And I'm looking at a bowl of them right now. My friend has a cherry tomato plant that has gone crazy with output and she shares with me. I'm a happy camper now! thanks!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:35AM
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gr8daygw

I watched the garlic peeling one too and that was pretty cool. I'll have to try that. Then of course I then watched the perfect boiled egg video but I have to dispute that one. I use a double boiler to make boiled eggs. I don't immerse them in the boiling water at all. I put them in the top of the double boiler, cover and let them steam. Then instead of wasting lots of water running it over the eggs, I drain off the hot water and cover with cold tap water and then put lots of ice cubes in and let sit for a few minutes then peel and they peel like a dream. Simply roll the egg and then peel off the shell in nearly one whole piece. Those are fun videos to watch and very helpful, too. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try that with the cherry tomatoes. I love those and also the grape tomatoes but I guess you couldn't use that method for those since they are oval. Wah...

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 8:29PM
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deedles

Well, I gave it a try and I think it works but I don't seem to have the right plates. Mine are too deep and I pretty much sliced the top third off most of the tomatoes. Gotta dig out some other plates and try again.

I never heard of doing boiled eggs in a double boiler. Like a steamer basket or an actual double boiler pan?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 10:22PM
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nancyjla

Oh, that is really cool! I'm waiting for DH to get home so I can show him the video since he's the cook in the family.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 11:26PM
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