How many times have you thrown away unused herbs? Only to find them a week later in the salad bin and thought how can I save these?
Here are a few helpful and thrifty tips in keeping herbs fresh and for longer!
- Start with choosing the best herbs
- Don’t wash them straight away
- Cut at the base of the stems, much like a bunch of flowers and place in a glass of water (an inch deep)
- Cover loosely with a plastic bag and store in the fridge
- For longer term storage, place between kitchen towels and keep in the salad crisper, changing the paper towels every other day
Top tip: You can freeze herbs successfully if you follow the following technique – Wash and dry before freezing. Pack herb sprigs into freezer bags, tying sprigs together (for bouquet garni – tie parsley, thyme and bay leaves together). For chopped herbs, pack into ice cube trays, cover with water and freeze. Tip ice cubes into a bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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