Marin Mama’s Tip for Keeping Herbs Fresh…

Fresh herbs in window

Are you tired of picking or buying fresh herbs only to have them wilt and go limp after a day or so?  Well, I was tired of it.  I would go out and buy this beautiful cilantro or parsley only to have it wilt and become useless the next day.  A friend taught me a wonderful and easy trick to keeping my herbs fresh that I would like to share with you today. It’s a super easy trick, which really works, and keeps fresh herbs fresh and useable for about two weeks.

Tips for keeping herbs fresh:

  • Snip off the bottom of the stems.
  • Don’t pre-rinse your herbs as you want the leaves to be dry – rinse them as needed
  • Fill up some glasses or small storage containers with a bit of water and place the stem ends of the herbs into the water.
  • Loosely cover the herbs with a plastic bag.  I know, a plastic bag?  It really does the trick though!
  • Store the herbs covered with the plastic bag in your refrigerator.

Tip:  Be sure to change the water after a few days if it discolors.

Fresh herbs storage in fridge

As Barefoot would say, “how easy is that?”

With love Jackie

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7 thoughts on “Marin Mama’s Tip for Keeping Herbs Fresh…”

  1. These are great tips! They actually look very pretty in the way you stored them…they look like bouquets of “green flowers” to me 😀

  2. I found out this trick by myself. Glad to know I am not the only one. I use it all the time, mostly for parsley, celery, spring onions and basil. Works well with kale leaves (not destemmed) as well. The last time I did it with celery, it lasted two and a half weeks in the door of my fridge!! And I live in the tropics!!

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