Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to Store Fresh Herbs in Your Refrigerator - They'll Stay Fresher Longer!



A Fresh Garden Right In Your Refrigerator!

I hate it when I've bought fresh herbs and they wilted before I was able to use them. There’s nothing worse than putting out good money for pricey herbs and they turn into a black soggy wilt of a mess.
Here’s how to keep herbs fresh without having to buy special refrigerator produce bags as seen on TV or particular containers that burp when your press them but, take up too much room in your kitchen.
Fresh herbs are what make a dish pop and taste fantastic. Here’s a simple guide on how to save fresh cut herbs. It’ no fuss and you’re going to save money

How to Keep herbs such as basil, cilantro or parsley fresh for up to 10 days:
1. Pick off any leaves around the base of the stem leaving about an inch.
2. Using a sharp knife or scissor, cut the ends of the stems off. Make sure that it is a strait cut and not jagged. All the stems should be about the same length. Cutting the stems will allow the stems to absorb water just like a cut rose.
3. Place the herbs in a good weighted cup like a coffee mug so that it won’t tip over in the refrigerator.
4. Fill the coffee cup with only one inch of water. Make sure that there are no leaves touching the water.

5. Put a produce bag loosely over the entire thing and keep it in the refrigerator. The bag will keep moister and excessive cold from effecting the leaves. 
6. Occasionally check water level.
Herbs make a wonderful hostess gift for a dinner party or house warming gift. Small vases or pretty coffee mugs make the best containers. 

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