Works For Me Wednesday: Fresh Herb Storage

We have been enjoying fresh herbs from the Farmer’s Market this summer with most of our meals.  When we first purchased the herbs, I made sure to store them well, so that they have effectively lasted us for weeks.  Here’s how: 

  • Do not rinse the herbs.  
  • Place herbs in a jar of water (I just use an old canning jar.)
  • Cover with a large plastic baggie (An old/torn ziploc works fine.)
  • Place in the refrigerator (Away from the cold air vent; cold air blowing on the fragile leaves can cause ice to form, and then start rotting.)  

Most herbs (parsley, cilantro, etc.) will last for a least a month with this arrangement.  (Basil won’t last quite as long- probably only a week or so.)  

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