parsley colander

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Take the Drudgery Out of a Tedious Task
Removing the leaves from herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, can take a while, especially if you need, say, a half-cup of the greens for pesto or another dish. You can make the job go more quickly by threading the herbs' stems through a colander's holes and pulling them. The leaves will stay in the colander and you can just toss the stems.