CLEVER FINDS: Preserve and Use Fresh Herbs All Year Long
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
As summer is officially over, I look over my garden and realize it is time to start preparing for the winter months. My herbs: oregano, thyme, basil and parsley, have grown and flowered in abundance. Not wanting them to go to waste I found some great ways to help preserve and use them:
|Fresh Herb Savers - Bring your herbs indoors and keep them as fresh as the moment you picked them in your refrigerator. They last up to three weeks longer in these sturdy herb savers with anti-bacterial glass. Buy directly from ArtandCook for $24.99.|
|Fresh Mill Herb Grinders - Made in France, I love these herb grinders! Fill them with whole, fresh herbs and store it in the freezer. The Fresh Mill Herbs works like a cheese grater: hold it over your dish and twist a few times to sprinkle finely chopped herbs on food. I am thrilled that I can purchase them directly from Amazon for $16.00.|
|Gourmet Cruet - Infuse your favorite oils with herbs, chiles or garlic. This drip free cruet has a built in filter to prevent blockage. Keep it on the kitchen counter to cook with or add with the vinegar cruet to use at the table. Buy directly from Prepara for $14.99.|
|Eva Solo Self Watering Herb Pots - Here is an easy way to grow herbs in your kitchen all year long. These pots have a water reservoir underneath with nylon threads that draw the water up to the herb. No more guess work. It is easy to see when the reservoir is low. Buy from Emmo Home for $42.00.|
Here are some more tips on how to preserve your garden herbs; I know what I am doing this weekend!