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Preserve Your Left-Over Herbs In These Five Easy Ways

Reduce your waste with these five hacks.

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Chop and freeze your herbs to cook with them later!

What you need:

Leftover herbs

Ziplock bag

Instructions:

1. Chop/blend your clean herbs as fine as you can and place into a heavy duty ziplock bag.

2. Make sure any excess air is removed and freeze for longevity. (Some herbs get soggy because of the condensation, but if stored correctly, can last for months!)

Make hanging bags to keep your herbs fresh for so much longer.

What you need:

Leftover herbs

Paper lunch bags

Scissors

Twine

Instructions:

1. Make sure your leftover herbs are dry after washing. You can microwave them to be sure and to get them extra crisp.

2. Tie some twine around the sprigs to keep the bunch together, making sure you have excess twine at the ends to use later.

3. Cut 2 holes in the bottom of your paper bag and feed the excess twine through the holes. The paper bags ensure that no dust or dirt land on your herbs.

4. Tie the bags to a string. (Make sure you do not do this above any hot surfaces or kettles, as the condensation will ruin your herbs).

Freeze your herbs with oil or butter to add flavor to recipes!

What you need:

Leftover herbs

Olive oil/butter

Ice cube tray

Instructions:

1. Depending on the size of your ice cube tray, place about a teaspoon of each herb (clean leaves only) in each cube and fill the remaining space with olive oil or butter.

2. Freeze, and use the next time you want to fry something with flavor.

Make herb ice cubes to take drinks or pasta sauce to the next level.

What you need:

Leftover herbs

Water

Ice cube tray

Instructions:

1. Place 3 (or more if you like it stronger) whole clean leaves of your herb into the tray and fill the rest with water.

2. Freeze and use in your next drink or pasta sauce. This works best for herbs used in sauces or drinks, such as basil or mint!

Make your very own herbed salt!

What you need:

Leftover herbs

Sea salt

A jar

Instructions:

1. Chop your clean herbs. Once dry, place a bunch into your jar.

2. Layer with salt and then add another layer of herbs.

3. Repeat this a few times until you have used all your herbs and salt.

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