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A Truly Useful Hack for Preserving Herbs

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Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: KatieQ's worthwhile hack for preserving herbs requires nothing more than an ice cube tray and olive oil.


It's really annoying when a grocery store sells the biggest bunches of herbs known to man and you just can't get through them fast enough. You only need a few sprigs for your dinner, so what are you supposed to do with the leftovers? KatieQ suggests grabbing an ice cube tray and olive oil. It’s a trick you won’t regret incorporating into your repertoire.

Tell us: What are your techniques for preserving herbs?

Tags: Herb, Olive Oil, Tips & Techniques, Videos, Kitchen Confidence