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Are you tired of buying fresh herbs only to see then wilt and dry out? Herbs aren’t cheap so the better you store them, the more money you can save — unless you have a herb garden where you can pick fresh ones daily.

When you buy herbs, try and put them in water like you would a bunch of flowers, that way they will last longer. However, this method can only last a few days. If you want to have close to fresh herbs last forever, the key is to freeze them in olive oil.

Chop the herbs up, stuff them into the ice trays and soak with olive oil. Store in the freezer until you need to use them.
Chop the herbs up, stuff them into the ice trays and soak with olive oil. Store in the freezer until you need to use them. Source: Pinterest.

All you need to do is chop them in small pieces and stuff them into ice trays according to the amount you would use when cooking. Whenever you need to use the herbs, simply remove from the ice cube and drop into soups, sauces or even a stir-fry.

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How convenient! Simply remove from the ice tray, drop the herbs into your cooking and cook until well mixed. Source: Pinterest.

How do you keep your herbs? What herbs do you use most in cooking?

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  1. I did that with basil last year and it worked well. The only problem was that the basil tended to float on top. I wonder if olive oil would hold it down better in the cubes.

  2. I keep mine fresh by growing them 😀
    They are easy to grow in pots or containers, which can be raised on bricks or something solid if bending is a problem…. I find broccoli boxes make a good little “garden bed” and I get them for free from Coles (just ask the vegetable section staff)…. they will last for several years.

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