Most people agree that fresh herbs bring an extra element of taste to most dishes. I love using fresh herbs in meal preparation, but since I have a brown thumb I do not have an herb garden. So I buy most of my herbs at the grocery store or farmers' market. Typically I will have leftover herbs, but I cannot seem to use them all before they go bad. Recently a friend gave me an herb saver and it is a remedy to this problem. The process is simple and the herbs last for weeks without turning. Wash and thoroughly dry the herbs, arrange in the tray, fill the reservoir with water, place in the refrigerator, use the herbs as you like for weeks (as opposed to days). There is one negative comment on the link above, but I am convinced it is because they did not thoroughly dry the herbs; that is a critical step. It is recommended that you change the water out daily, but even though I have been lax in following that suggestion, it does not seem to affect the herbs in any way (I tend to wash and trim before use). So far I have tried mint, cilantro, Italian parsley and basil and all seem to last longer. I have tried placing herbs in a glass of water in the refrigerator with plastic loosely layered on top and even the Debbie Meyers bags (which work great for fruits and veggies), but this seems to be the real deal. Dish washer safe too. (Cathy)
The love of food and how it can bring people together led to the creation of this blog. As a mother of two grown boys, who have left the nest and occasionally return, I noticed a common occurrence-- there is usually someone at home who is hungry.
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