Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Help with herbs

I had to bring in a potluck dish to work a little bit ago, and brought in a salad with chickpeas, Niçoise olives, and herbs. (Très yummy. Recipe here)

I bought fresh herbs for the purpose, the kind in the little plastic clamshell that cost $3.99, and now I find myself with an abundance of fresh herbs that I hate to have go to waste (and which I'm unlikely to use up in a timely manner). I've made the salad again, since, but it only uses a teaspoon each of chopped oregano, thyme, and rosemary, to serve six, and you get much more than that for $3.99.

(If I had the ordering of the world, you'd be able to buy fresh herbs by the sprig, priced by the gram. But if I had the ordering of the world, I'd also have a cat that didn't like to chew and uproot plants, and could grow my own.)

Is there any way to preserve them, either macerated in something or frozen, that would keep them for a while longer?



Aug. 11th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Or, nip a bit off the ends of healthy sprigs & put in a small jar with water (like flowers), until roots sprout (change the water occasionally); then plant. I've started mint and other herbs this way.
Aug. 11th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
If they were a little fresher I'd try that. Thanks!