So I cut back the parsley, oregano, thyme and dill and cleaned them. I removed the leaves and discarded the stems. I then threw the leaves in freezer bags and flattened the air out of the bags. I'll store in the freezer until I'm ready to use.
I decided against drying them, because I read that freezing will hold their flavor better. When I'm ready to use, I will chop up and use as if they are fresh, following fresh measurements. 1 Tablespoon of fresh herbs = 1 tsp dried herbs.
I also froze whole parsley sprigs. I'll use those for my homemade chicken stock that I make through out the year. Now I won't have to buy parsley in the middle of winter.
Now I won't have to buy any herbs in the middle of the winter, I'll have fresh herbs right in my freezer.
How do you preserve herbs? Let us know in the comments.
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This post is linked to Garden Party Tuesday at An Oregon Cottage and Frugal Friday at Life as MOM.