Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Keeping the Fresh in Herbs

I am always buying a bunch of cilantro or parsley and use part of it for a recipe, but then it goes into the produce drawer of my refrigerator and there it withers and dies within the week.

I saw a herb saver invention on TV but I cannot spend the money on something like that right now. I experimented with just setting the herbs in a glass with a bit of water on the door of the frig but they still died. Once I covered them with a seal-out-the-air bag, they seem to be lasting forever! It's been 3 weeks and I am still cutting off yummy fresh goodness for recipes! A quick change of water when you use it will help with the length of the herb's life as well.

So there you have it- a little glass from your cupboard and a 5 cent zipper bag does the same trick as a Pepara Herb Saver for $50.

Why does it take me so long to figure these little tricks out?!!?!?!


  1. Awesome! I am going to have to try this out because I'm constantly throwing away leftover herbs that rot.

  2. Awesome tip! My herbs always die!! I am definitely doing this from now on!

  3. Thanks for sharing...I have the same issue when I buy cilantro I will have to try this!