Here's a question from Helen, who writes:
I recently started my first gardening experiment with a couple of one-pot herb gardens (inspired by The Kitchn, of course). To recognize my project, the dear boyfriend braved Williams-Sonoma on his own and bought me beautiful hardwood prep bowls and an OXO Rolling Herb Mincer. I thought it was such a darling move, but I am trying to avoid one-use gadgets - is there anything else I can use the herb mincer for so I can really feel like I am enjoying it?
Helen, how sweet of your boyfriend! We think that this little herb mincer looks like a great tool. We may not buy it ourselves, but if we received it as a gift we'd be very happy with it. But then, we mince great quantities of herbs every day, and while it's perfectly fine to do this with a chef's knife, this handy, indulgent little tool might make it that much faster. So, if you do chop a lot of herbs every day, hopefully this will make it easier.
Also, you could use it to mince pretty much anything else: garlic, green onions, fennel and celery tops for flavoring. Readers, how would you use this herb mincer?
• Find it: OXO Rolling Herb Mincer
, $12.95 at Williams-Sonoma
Related: How To: Make a One-Pot Indoor Herb Garden