Marin Mama’s tip for keeping herbs fresh…

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

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  3. Lyn

    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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