I always have trouble pulling off the stem from my strawberries. Is their a better way to take the stem off without leaving part of the stem still on? Maybe some sort of household tool I can use?
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I like a bird's-beak parer, but a vegetable peeler will work pretty well for this. Use it point-first to make a circular cut around the stem, which will come right out. I use this technique for a number of other things - removing eyes from potatoes, scooping blemishes out of fruit, etc.