Hello how do you store fresh herbs, like rosemary or thyme ? I find they get all dry and scatter everywhere.

Aimee Potter


Smaug September 9, 2015
There are two basic types- those you mention; rosemary and thyme, as well as sage, oregano, marjoram etc. are perennial shrubs with high oil content; I get them fresh from the garden all year in my area, but they all dry pretty well without giving up a lot of flavor. Soft leaved herbs such as parsley, basil, chervil, cilantro et al, mostly annuals or biennials, do not dry at all well and need some care. They can be kept in a plastic bag or box in the refrigerator for a few days (best to take the bands off of cilantro- it keeps better loose). They can be kept a bit longer by recutting the stems and putting them in a glass of water, but really aren't good for the long haul.
sexyLAMBCHOPx September 9, 2015
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