Just Keep Chopping

Just Keep Chopping - student project

I've always been fairly comfortable using knives, but I generally stuck to paring knives and the odd serrated knives when needed so pulling out the largest knife in the knife block was rather indimidating. I decided to go ahead and try everything slice that she showed us. 

Slice ft. celery

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Julienne ft red and orange bell peppers

This was probably the most difficult cut, and partly because the knife isn't very good. Once I'm out of college, a good chef's knife will be the first kitchen item I purchase! 

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Dice ft. red onion

I used a red onion, because I like them better. I don't think I've every successfully cut an onion before! This one was massive. I had to take two breaks for... emotional needs. But it was definitely a faster way to cut an onion than I have tried in the past! Also, the only thing I could smell in the apartment the rest of the day was onion!! 

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Mince ft garlic

I generally cheat and just use pre-minced garlic so this was a new adventure. 

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And then all of my chopping put together! I promise I used a larger cutting board... ;) 

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Kelly Miller

She learns as she goes.