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How to Remove Fresh Herb Leaves

This year, Rick and I got our own 10×20 plot in the local community garden. We’ve been prepping the beds and getting ready for fresh greens, roots, peppers, and anything else Rick thinks he can grow. I’m particularly excited about the herb garden we’ll be planting soon. I use a lot of dried herbs out of necessity…most of the year, I just can’t get fresh herbs. It’s going to be great to pop by the garden and pick whatever is ready that day.

If you’re using fresh herbs, this video tutorial will help you with the proper technique for removing the leaves so that you get the most out of your herbs.

How to Cut Using the Rolling Method

Sawing your meat and vegetables is not actually the best way to chop, dice, and slice. The rolling method gives you control over the knife and, thus, much more precision with how to cut the meat. This video demonstrates the technique. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be amazed at how much easier using your knife is.

How to Dice an Onion

One of my favorite scenes in the movie “Julie and Julia” is when Julia goes home after being embarrassed in class and spends the afternoon chopping about 100 onions. I thought it was great idea, having spent a few hours in a cooking class chopping onions. Learning how to properly dice an onion was a revelation to me. I wish I had taken my basic kitchen skills class years ago when I started cooking. The process is easy and once you learn it, you don’t have to dread chopping onions any more. This video shows you how to do it.

Remember to practice. You can always use the extra onions to make stock!

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