By Angelika Hanna
Getting fresh herbs in the winter time is often a challenge. Either what you look for is not available at any time in the grocery stores or it is wilted or bad. Also, the price is higher when not in season. I used to suffice with dried herbs over the winter until I watched Ina Garten’s episode on the Food Network how to store fresh herbs. You can buy your herbs in the summer when they are fresh and in season; if stored properly, you will have fresh herbs all winter long. Followed is what I learned:
- Get a bunch of fresh herbs that you often use in your meals.
- Wash and dry with a kitchen towel or paper towel.
- Chop up finely or roughly (however you prefer).
- Get a ice cube container with lid.
- Fill each compartment of the ice cube container with the chopped herb. Tip: Use for each type of herb a different container so that the flavors don’t mix up.
- Pack the chopped herb in the ice cube compartment down using your fingers.
- Close with the lid.
- Put in your freezer.
Enjoy your fresh herbs all year around!