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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