It's that time of year: tomato time! That means I'll be eating sliced tomatoes (lightly salted and covered in basil, sometimes accompanied by mozzarella di bufala) nearly every day. The easiest way to core tomatoes before slicing is this little gadget. I was introduced to it at the restaurant where I worked in 2004 and now I can't live without it. Normally I frown on such a specialized single-use item in my kitchen, but it's so useful (and small and inexpensive) that I've made an exception. I [heart] you tomato corer!