Monday, April 13, 2009

Strawberry Trick

My grandma was in California visiting for Easter and had a wonderful tip to share with me, which I am now going to share with you.

It is no secret that I love strawberries. The best strawberries in the world, as far as I am concerned, are from Manassero Farms in Orange County and I was so happy to see that my mom had bought a big crate of them for us to snack on during our visit. I usually just grab one, wash it, and eat it while holding the stem, but there are always a few juicy bites around the leaves that go to waste. I am also terrible (and dangerous) with a paring knife so when a recipe says to take the hulls out of strawberries, I usually don't.  This tip solves both of those problems.  All you need is a straw!

I thought that it would be easier to show you than to explain it in words, so I'm proud to present the first video ever posted on Foolin' Around in the Kitchen!

(Photography by Dad, music by Herb Ohta Jr.)


Anonymous said...

you needed one more pic showing cao on the end of straw. love nona

Kim in the Kitchen said...

Yay Nona! Your comment worked! Did you notice it was a video and not just a picture? The process happens fast, but you can see me pull the cap out of the end of the straw.

Anonymous said...

good job, Kim. the video worked great.

Anonymous said...

Kim, I just talked to John and he told me how to see the video. Perfect. I love it. Nona

~kelly marie~ said...

This is so cool Kim!! What a great idea! You should do more videos! I would love to see you do one on different cake decorating techniques!