I blinked, and all of a sudden it was Summer! That means the smell of barbecue is heavy in the air, and the days are long. While I'm excited for outdoor cookouts, frozen desserts, and refreshing mixed drinks, there are a few items that I am currently totally obsessed with. These five must haves are sure to make June more delicious. Find out what they are now.
Last Sunday I was making dinner with my friend Sonia. While she deveined shrimp, I prepared the salad. "What are you doing?" she asked as I repeatedly slammed my hand on top of a knife. I was pitting olives and surprised to learn that she had never seen anyone pit olives before. As I was teaching her my technique, I realized I should share it with you, too!
To pit olives, for making salad or tapenade, place the olive on a cutting board. Set a wide kitchen knife on top of the olive. With the palm of your hand, hit the knife hard — like you would do when peeling garlic. The pressure flattens the olive and the pit pops out easily. This method also works for cherries, but be careful, cherries produce a lot of juicy splatters. How do you pit olives?
June is here and to get excited for Summer, picnics, and barbecues, I've rounded up a few things you can't live without. These items will make cooking, entertaining, drinking, and eating that much more fabulous! To check out my must-haves for this month, click the "Start" button.