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.


kate said...

Can't wait to try it!

Libby said...

Thank you so much. I was wondering to do with all the herbs I have. Does it work with rosemary or sage?

Elizabeth M. said...

Just in time! I was wondering what to do with my cilantro.

Tracey said...

I'm so glad this was helpful to each of you. I'm ALL about the easy, zippy ways of doing things these days . . .

Libby - It won't really work with rosemary and sage. Those do best with drying . . . something I have yet to try . . . :)