Make Your Fresh Herbs Go Further and Add Some Flavor to Your Summer

Home Tips, Recipes and DIY

Whether you’re sprucing up soups and salads, or making a pesto that packs a punch, adding fresh herbs is a small way to put a lot of flavor into your dishes.

If you’ve been cooking with herbs for a while, you know that herbs can be pretty pricey – especially in the off-season. Don’t worry…you won’t have to cut back on your favorite herbs.

My Family Dinner has some helpful tips on how to make your fresh herbs last longer!

  1. Herbs can be frozen in ice cube trays. Simply place the herbs in the tray, cover with water, and freeze. Then, when you’re ready to use them, just pop out a cube or two and add them to your dish.
  2. You can also dry your own herbs. Start by washing the herbs and then patting them dry. Next, tie them in small bundles and hang them upside down in a cool, dry place. Once they’re dry, you can store them in an airtight container.
  3. If you want to keep your herbs fresh for as long as possible, try storing them in a vase filled with water. Just be sure to change the water every few days.

Try one – or all – of these easy tips and have fresh herbs ready to go for your next culinary masterpiece!