Home Cooking 6

Herbs for weeks

Gordon Wing | Nov 20, 2005 09:50 PM

Was reading a post where someone mentioned that they usually can't use up their cilantro before it goes bad. With a little extra effort I find that I can keep my cilantro for almost two weeks and sometimes a bit longer. Parsely keeps even longer. Basil keeps well also. Etc.... Start by unwrapping the bunch - untwist the tie and pick out any decaying leaves or brown leaves. Rinse the herbs and shake dry or spin dry if you're that type of person. Partially fill a glass with water....trim off some of the stems - a fresh cut will draw water better - and place the freshly trimmed herbs into the glass. For the longest life - pick off any leaves that will be submerged by the water - they'll decay. I then loosely cover the herbs with a plastic bag and refrigerate. At least a wek and going on two if you're lucky (or good)

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