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Old 06-05-2007, 03:16 PM   #11
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Wet the cutting board just a bit, and ditch the paper towel method. It may not appear you are cutting the paper, but without a doubt, paper fibers are getting into your herbs.
I was thinking the same.
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:27 PM   #12
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And the herbs aren't sticking to the paper towel? Just keep the knife on the cutting board and they don't go anywhere.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:09 PM   #13
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While I always chop fresh herbs on the cutting board with a large knife, my grandmother always preferred kitchen shears in a coffee cup. It really does work great and everything is contained in the cup. Give it a try.
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:18 PM   #14
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Get one of those flexible cutting mats. When you are done chopping, you can lift up the sides of the mat and curl it in to make a bit of a cone type shape, then dump the herbs into your put/bowl/whatever.
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:20 PM   #15
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Use scissors.
thats what i do.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:48 PM   #16
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Sam's sell great big cutting boards for about 10 bucks. Love 'em!
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:08 PM   #17
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I bought a double mezzaluna (are there single ones?) and I hate it. Everything ends up wedged between the two blades, and I have to pry it out.
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #18
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Yes, there are single ones: Amazon.com: Messermeister Single Blade Mincer - 6-Inch: Home & Garden
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:53 PM   #19
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I bought a double mezzaluna (are there single ones?) and I hate it. Everything ends up wedged between the two blades, and I have to pry it out.
That's interesting, ducdebrabant, I have a double one and really don't have a problem with that. Maybe instead of a single-bladed one, how about trying to "rock" a very sharp knife over the herbs.
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:08 PM   #20
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When I need huge amounts of parsley and cilantro I wash dry and try to get off as many stems as I can then I put them in the food processor and gently hit the pulse button when they are as fine as I need them I scrape them out of bowl onto a long layer of paper towels to let them dry sometimes moving them around a bit for about an hour or two.Then I put them in a plastic container with a piece of paper towel on the bottom with layers of paper towel in layers then put lid on .They stay really fresh for a week or more and when I need chopped parsley or cilantro I have plenty.As far as other herbs go I chop by hand and use within 2 days.
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