Yesterday I posted a list of fresh fruits and vegetables and the best way to store them.
One of the things I also buy that go bad quickly are fresh cut herbs. We make our own fresh salsa and we go through a lot of cilantro…. We have found that the best way to keep them fresh is to treat them like flowers.
Simply make a fresh cut to the stems and pop into a glass of water.
You can keep green onions the same way, but you don’t need to cut the ends. Just put them directly in water. The herbs keep for a few days and the onions keep so long that they start growing!***Updated to add: I leave them on the counter, but I am pretty sure that you could keep them in the fridge too.
On another note: My friend Rose was just commenting that I’ve been all food and no crafts lately. Well, I actually just did a craft project, but it was for Craft Gossip. You can see it here. Here’s a sneak peek at what I made for them using an ordinary flower pot and modeling clay.
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How did you know that JUST yesterday I was thinking of a way to keep my cilantro and green onions that I had left over fresh! I must go right home and do this. Do you then just leave them on the counter or put them in the fridge?
FRESH herbs? What’s that?
Great advice. We grow a lot of herbs at home, but almost never buy fresh because they end up going bad.
That is also a good way to store celery – which you may or may not have said yesterday, I don’t remember!
Natalie J says
I just learned that cilantro trick from my MIL. Didn’t realize you could do that with onions too. We love having fresh cilantro in the house and I’m thrilled to have learned this because now it keeps so much longer!
I put my cut herbs in a glad bag and put in fridge. They last for quite a while!!
Love the pot!
do you have to change the water at all
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