How to Slice Large-Leafed Fresh Herbs
Slice large-leafed herbs such as basil and mint, into thin strips by stacking several leaves on top of one another. Roll the stack lengthwise into a cylinder. Using a sharp knife, cut the cylinder crosswise to form fine shreds. This cut is called chiffonade. Be sure to use a sharp knife - a dull knife will bruise the leaves while cutting.
How to Seed Tomatoes
To seed a tomato, cut tomato crosswise in half. Then, gently squeeze each half to remove the seeds and juice.