How To Make Fresh Herbs Last Longer

For the past nine months, like many of you,  I’ve gained a much deeper love and appreciation for cooking my all-time favorite meals at home. Not only am I excited about experimenting with new recipes, I absolutely LOVE incorporating fresh herbs into all my dishes as well. Trust me, it makes a world of difference. My only challenge is trying to figure out how to make my fresh herbs last longer. Recently I learned a pretty neat tip that I’d love to share.

Over the years, I’ve learned about freezing fresh herbs in ice trays and using them as needed.

Also, I’ve heard about creating some sort of compound butter and freezing it to use while cooking.


Another tip my mom shared with me is instead of placing the herbs in water, you should wrap the stems in a damp kitchen towel, place in a plastic container or wrap in plastic wrap, and then store in the fridge. The damp paper towel ensures that the herbs won’t dry out and will keep them fresh for up to 2 weeks.

But this last tip, I never would have thought of in a million years.

Try placing your fresh herbs in a freezer bag and adding a metal spoon inside before storing in the fridge. Somehow the metal helps to preserve your herbs, making them last longer than normal. Crazy, right? Well I tried it and I’m happy to report, IT WORKED!

Try it for yourself and let us know if it worked for you too.

 

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