I have an herb garden (one of the few things the deer don't eat) and one of the herbs I grow is thyme. I have a very difficult time however getting the thyme leaves off the stalks. Since I grow the herbs myself and the plants are very young, the stalks are very thin. Coupled that with the need to wash the plants very well because they are near some shrubs which are sprayed, I am trying to deleaf thme which is wet and on thin stalks. Any suggestions on technique? Should I just chop with the stalks because its very thin and young?
Also, when a recipe calls for a sprig, how much should I put in?
Thx for any advice.