Is your basil bushy? And your oregano out of hand? Yes, we all have wonderful intentions for our herb gardens and get overly zealous and buy every potted herb in sight at the nursery during the onset of summer, but now what? Preserve your herbs! It’s simple quick and tastefully easy! Dig out your ice cube trays and get to freezing! You will have the taste of summertime herbs in the dead of winter and any season. Not to mention, you’ll feel great that you didn’t waste one little flavorsome leaf.
The list and combinations are endless. You can chop each herb separately or combine them—your choice. Want Italian? Chop basil, oregano & rosemary. Want Greek? Add some mint to your Italian chop. See where I’m going with this? Chopped garlic and toasted nuts work great in your combos as well. The lists are left only to your imaginations and creativity.
Fill ice cube trays about 2/3’s full, top off with olive oil, broth, wine or water–pop in the freezer…
Once frozen, pop out and place your icy herbs in another container or Ziploc bag.—be sure to name the herb on the container—not everyone likes oregano in their iced tea 🙂
Whenever you’re cooking and want some “fresh” (not really fresh but much MUCH better than store-bought dried!) just grab a frozen cube or two and you’ll revisit summer in no time! Super fast and easy!
So instead of scratching your head near your bumper-cropped herb garden, get creative! Do a little work now and you’ll be set for any season! Enjoy!