The gift certificate was a going away present from one of my favorite Emerson families. I was excited to try out the latest in garlic mincing (green thing on the right) and the stemming thingie that is supposed to help me take stems out of kale, collards, etc as well as herbs. These are the kinds of things I won’t spend real money on, because they might not work, but gift card money? Bring it on! So far the mincer seems to work well and clean up fast. The stem thing works so-so on kale, etc., but fabulously on herbs, which I never like to pick apart anyway.