September 7, 2012
Herbs are incredibly good for you but kind of annoying, most recipes call for just a little but you have to buy a lot. Here are a few simple tricks to keep your herbs lively longer. For larger bunches of herbs like cilantro, parsley, or dill, trim the stems a bit, place them in a glass with an inch of water to cover the fresh stems and keep them in the fridge, though they'll do well on the counter too. This trick also works for asparagus! For smaller bunches like basil, thyme or rosemary I have an amazing herb keeper (thanks Mum) that fits on my refrigerator door, it easily keeps the herbs fresh up to two weeks, pretty handy! And if you don't want more stuff, use a tall glass with a little water. And remember to change the water a few times, they are plants, treat them like cut flowers and they'll stick around longer. For drying herbs see Drying Cabinet.