Storing Herbs in the Kitchen

If there's one thing I use often in Italian cooking, it's herbs! From basil to thyme, rosemary to tarragon, there are so many wonderful herbs to use for cooking. I've noticed that sometimes people shy away from herbs because they can definitely be a little pricier, and of course, can go bad quickly when not used! So, here a few tips! One great way to store herbs is to keep them in a glass jar with some water. Think of them like a new plant! I have found that my basil will last much longer when kept this way. Another great tip I have heard is to wrap them in a damp paper towel and keep it in the fridge. This does work, but definitely not for a long time. This method is best used for immediate use.

My favorite herb tip is actually from our Italian Inspiration board on Pinterest! Freezing your herbs in water or in olive oil is genius! I prefer the olive oil idea though, because that way it's ready to plop into the pot or pan, ready to go!

Sometimes it's the simplest tips that can really make a difference! Be sure to share these tips and try them out at home!