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Nine great things to do with boring old parsley


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Curly leaf parsley adds texture as well as color.

Poor parsley. Its songmates sage, rosemary and thyme are all so much more evocative -- each one brings a scent, even a feeling, to mind, while the ear just elides parsley. And who doesn't love basil? Even cilantro inspires fear and loathing, at least. Parsley's barely thought of as an herb at all.

Flat-leaf parsley, also known as Italian parsley, is said to be less bitter than its curly cousin.

Parsley combined with yogurt makes a creamy salad dressing or dip for vegetables.

Parsley adds brightness to smoothies.

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