Sometimes I come across something and think 'WOW, I really should've invented that'! You know, something that is so brilliant and yet so simple and useful ... why didn't I think of it?
Have you ever used herb scissors? If you grow herbs in your garden and like to cook with them fresh, herb scissors can make preparing fresh herbs easier.
The concept is pretty simple. Herb scissors look like regular scissors, but instead of a single cutting blade, they have multiple blades. That way, with just a single cut, you can cut your herbs into multiple pieces. It saves chopping, creates very uniform pieces, and it doesn't bruise or crush the herbs.
Honestly, I don't find myself using my herb scissors THAT often, but I do use them quite a bit on chives and fresh basil and parsley.
There are a few drawbacks things I've found to keep in mind when contemplating buying or using herb scissors:
If you love kitchen gadgets like I do, like to cook with fresh herbs, and have some extra kitchen drawer space just crying out to be filled, you need some herb scissors!