BACK TO ASK THE HERBALIST
I love to use FRESH thyme, rosemary, parsley, cilantro
and chives. I buy they fresh and want to freeze them so
they stay fresh for a longer period of time or if I put
them in a plastic bag and/or in water and then store in
the refrigerator. Do you have a way that I can freeze
these marvelous herbs?
I'm with you. Nothing is as wonderful as FRESH Herbs!
Some herbs adapt to freezing better than others. Your
cilantro, parsley and chives for instance, can be
snipped and placed in vacuum bags in the freezer. (Those
vacuum sealers are worth their weight in gold. I sue
them for everything!) Or, you can mix the herbs with
water in your blender and make ice cubes out of them for
later use in soups, veggies, tea or sauces. Another
great way to preserve herbs is by adding them to oil, or
vinegar. But all herbs can be very easily grown in small
pots in a sunny window and snipped as you need them.
Just be sure not to let them go to seed. When you see
little flowers forming, just pinch them back.