I would like a way to keep my herbs fresh for longer than two days. Is it possible? So far I haven’t had much success. Do you know of a way to keep your parsley fresh?
I recently read that if you rinse your herbs, snip off the ends, and then place them in a container of water on your counter they will last longer. I took some parsley, basil, and mint from my fridge crisper and I tried it. So, my herbs had already been in the fridge for a day. The basil was already showing some tiredness. I still wanted to see if it made any difference in how long they lasted.
I kept the herbs on the counter for two days. The second day they were starting to look more limp and yellow. I even changed the water in the container to help with freshness
Some time ago I read another solution to keeping herbs fresh longer and that was to put them in a container of water into the fridge with a plastic bag loosely over them. I tried it. This didn’t work either and most of the time it was a spilling hazard as I have precious little space in the fridge most of the time.
Day three and they were done!
I go to the farmers market and I can’t help myself. I buy herbs and before I can use them all up there are in a wilted, slushy mess in the crisper of my fridge. Keith can’t stand finding the bags of mush (I don’t blame him), but, I’m trying really hard to only buy what I need, and use up the oldest first. But, I just can’t stand the thought of not having some fresh Italian parsley when I really need it
So, really do you have a great way of keeping your herbs fresh? I need help and I’m fed up!
Oh I forgot! I even bought some Tupperware containers once that were supposed to help with this situation. They must be packed away somewhere because they didn’t work that great. I should dig those out and give them another try… they weren’t cheap.
Talk to you soon,