Tuesday Tip – Hanging Fresh Herbs
Lately, when I have been buying fresh herbs that don’t keep well in the refrigerator, I’ve been hanging them upside down (mainly basil), so they dry as I use them. This way they don’t just wilt and go bad before I can use them up. It’s best to hang your herbs upside down by the stems in a dark, dry area. They gradually dry out and I have freshly dried herbs to use in cooking. Yes, fresh herbs have their place (like in pesto), but I may not use the fresh herbs fast enough. Once your herbs are dry store them in airtight containers. While dried herbs will last up to a year, they loose more and more flavor as they age.