Monday, October 6, 2008
DIY: Herb Ice Cubes
With that first frost closing in on us, this is a quick and easy way to preserve your basil and/or other herbs.
1. Harvest and rinse your herbs.
2. Chop them up.
3. Fill up most of a clean ice cube tray with the chopped herbs.
4. Pour hot water over them (this should be water that has been boiled, first).
5. Freeze. Then, you can pop the ice cubes out and store in freezer bags. Make sure to label the bags.
I can't wait to surprise Corey - mid-winter - with a batch of my friend Nina's Killer Meat Sauce and have fresh-tasting basil on-hand. You can also freeze chervil, chives, cilantro, comfrey, dill, lovage, mint, parsley, savory, sweet fennel and thyme.