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FRESH herbs Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
14th Jan '13

What the hell do you do with your left over FRESH herbs? You know, when the recipe only calls for a tablespoon of FRESH basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley, etc. and you can only buy it in massive amounts at the grocery store.



What do you do with it if you aren't planning any other meals that week that use it? Is there a "best" way to store and prolong it's life? Any tips?

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
14th Jan '13

Dry itand use it later

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
14th Jan '13

You should grow your own little plants :)



But yeah I agree dry it out.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22298 posts
14th Jan '13

freeze it in ice cube trays

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
14th Jan '13

Any quick tips for drying or freezing? I've done neither before.



and lolajessup: I have a BLACK thumb. Not even things I want to keep alive (mothers day plants from my son, for example) survive me.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
14th Jan '13

I just use like a third of what they say and just use dry. lol. :) I've thrown a lot of herbs away.

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" I just use like a third of what they say and just use dry. lol. :) I've thrown a lot of herbs away. "


I usually end up doing that too. But things like cilantro...ya know?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
14th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:</b>" Any quick tips for drying or freezing? I've done neither before. and lolajessup: I have a BLACK thumb. Not even things I want to keep alive (mothers day plants from my son, for example) survive me."</blockquote>



Haha me too :P