One of my favorite gadgets, the plastic mandoline. Works just like the commercial expensive kind. The adjustable knob also lets you slice even match sticks shape carrots, zucchini, and potato. Sharp like a razor, use caution, not to slice all the way to the end, if you want to keep your finger tip. Goodwill thrift find, $.99. I had this for quite some time used to take it on my private chef jobs and also use it at home . Dishwasher safe. Now that's what I call another bargain...a Foodie's helper.
I love the European cucumber, which you don't have to peel, and the nice fat organic scallion. As you can see poor scallion was almost forgotten in the fridge for about 1 week, and had to cut too much of the ends off, but it was still fresh, and crispy.