Lemon Basil from Brooklyn Grange
Preserving doesn’t have to be just another coping mechanism for dealing with the end of summer produce. It’s not unusual to be guilty of buying too much parsly for a recipe and then finding it days later spoiled in your fridge. As this video tip from Chow demonstrates it can also be a good way to prevent waste.
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Freezing or drying are two techniques that can help preserve fresh herbs longer than their standard refrigerator shelf life. HomeGrown offers a handful of options for stocking your pantry with herbs that have been frozen or dried. The Kitchn suggests using oil to help better preserve freezer-destined herbs that might later be used for winter soups. And if you’re lacking in freezer space, no fear; Wilder Quarterly compiled a simple how-to for drying fresh herbs. If you have other techniques or perhaps a recipe to share please post them below in the comments.