The Best Way to Keep Herbs Fresh

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How do you store your fresh herbs? Do you ever find them getting slimy in the back of the crisper drawer? Reader Jess just sent us this great tip for keeping herbs fresh for a long time. We've seen this before, but she illustrated it really well — take a look!
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Jess says:
Snip off the ends of herbs and "plant" them in an old jam jar or a glass with some water. Cover with a plastic bag and secure with a rubber band. Store like this in the fridge and stretch out the lives of your parsley, cilantro, chives, green onions, and basil.
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Read more about her method at her blog here:
Best Way to Store Herbs for Longest Shelf Life at Cook Smarts

Do you do this? I love to save herbs this way, but sometimes I get lazy and just throw them in the drawer. This method works so well — I've kept parsley alive for weeks using it!

More on Preserving Herbs:
Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil
How To Store Fresh Herbs
Tip: Store a Small Bunch of Herbs in a Shot Glass
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(Images: Jess of Cook Smarts via The Kitchn's submission form)

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