Preserve Your Herbs
Whether you're ready to plant something new in your ēdn herb garden or your store-bought herbs are beginning to wilt, we know just how hard it can be to get the most out of fresh herbs.
Below are a few simple ways that you can preserve your herbs to enjoy for a longer period of time.
Freezing herbs is great for reducing prep time in the kitchen. Place sprigs, leaves, and/or finely chopped herbs into an ice cube tray. Feel free to mix herbs or keep them separate. Add oil, butter, broth, or water to the tray and freeze overnight. Remove frozen cubes from tray and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy in soups, roasts, sautés, sauces, and more.
Secure the stems together using twine or a rubber band and hang upside down in a warm, dry, well-ventilated place away from sunlight. You can cover the bundle with a paper bag to assist; just ensure that there is enough space for air to circulate. Leave to dry until the leaves crumble, (1-4 weeks). Store in an airtight container for up to a year.
Spread herbs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (metal can affect the flavor) and place in an oven at 150°F with the door slightly ajar. Check herbs frequently and remove when crumbly (1-4 hours). Store in an airtight container for up to a year