A Slice at a Time

During the grad school years I really grew to love Mexican food, so many meatless options and yet oh so tasty! While I loved the food I wasn’t so fond of cutting up all those leafy greens. I don’t have the best set of knives and it would take so much work to get through a few layers of green leaf.

One day when my younger sister was over I noticed she was using my kitchen scissors to make the salsa. She was just chatting away cutting two green onions at at time like it was no big deal-and I was totally geeking out in my head, I mean how did I not know this trick before?

Then a light went off, that would work for all my leafy greens I need chopped up. I’m always amazed at her ability to find faster and better ways to do things.  In my opinion this is both!

The very next time I made Pico de Gaillo I was amazed at how much faster, easier, and better the scissors cut. What used to take me a good 10 minutes to cut up took less than 3!  It also cut my prep time on Chicken Cilantro. For some reason getting the Cilantro to a good usable size takes me forever–sometimes perfectionism really doesn’t pay–but hey the scissors would save me another 10 minutes. Woot!

I know, I know, I’m a total geek over here but I adore time saved. I also love how evenly I can cut without putting my fingers in too much danger while also eliminating the need for a cutting board! One less dish to clean is always good in my book!


What’s your favorite time saving trick in the kitchen?