There are two main ways of preserving herbs. The first is to freeze them — usually suspended in oil, or pre-chopped. Pesto is a classic way of preserving that taste of fresh basil, and these little pesto cubes are one way of storing all that homemade pesto. Now, I know what you're going to say — just put it in an ice cube tray! Sure, you can do that too, but I like how these little cube containers have a fitted lid. (You can also freeze pesto in ice cube trays and, once frozen, dump them out into a big plastic freezer bag.)
• Find it: Pesto Cubes, Set of 20, $12.95 at Gardener's Supply Company
Another way to preserve herbs is to dry them. Certain herbs are better suited to drying than others. I personally despise dried basil (although perhaps it would be better out of my own garden?) but I like using dried lemongrass (great in teas!), oregano, thyme, and mint. This rack is a very pretty way to dry herbs and keep them on display in your kitchen.
• Find it: Herb Drying Rack, $19.95 at Gardener's Supply Company
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