Earlier this year, my friend Sean sent me one of these Chef'n StemGem Strawberry Stem Remover doodads, waxing rhapsodic about what a great tool they were for, well, removing strawberry stems. I had already done my strawberry jam for the year, and so set it aside, figuring I'd give it a whirl next year.
Today we are canning 100 pounds of San Marzano tomatoes from Mariquita Farm. Earlier this week I remembered the StemGem, and thought it might come in handy. I am here to tell you that this tool is the greatest innovation for tomato coring, ever. We plowed through all 100 pounds in about 90 minutes. This is going in everyone's stockings this Christmas.