Has anyone recently been to the Pit Stop Barbecue on Morton Street in Mattapan/Dorchester? We drove by tonight and it was the first time we'd seen it open. I searched the boards and the last mention I found of it was in 2003.
This method for removing the pits from olives is an exercise in relativity: It wouldn't work with a peach. CHOW contributor Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic demonstrates.
How to Pit a Cherry with a Paper Clip
Have to pit a bunch of cherries, but don't own a cherry pitter? CHOW.com's Roxanne Webber shows you how to use a common household item to do the trick. For more info on alternate ways to pit a cherry, see these Chowhound discussions.
How to Pit a Plum in Under 10 Seconds
This technique for pitting plums from Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, will come in handy when you need plums for pies, chutneys, tarts, or just eating!
How to Remove the Pit from an Avocado
And get the good stuff out easily.
How to Make Orange Almond Chicken and Cabbage Bowls