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Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil Kitchen Tip

Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil Kitchen Tip
Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs, vegetables, or fruit? The freezer can be a powerful, overlooked method of preserving. Pesto, strawberry puree, tomato soup — stash them away now for colder times! One of my favorite ingredients, a handful of fresh herbs from the garden, is one of the simplest things to preserve in the freezer, and I just learned a new, better way to freeze herbs: In oil! I noticed a post at The Gardener's Eden (read it here) recommending that you freeze some herbs in oil. Why? It's also a great way to have herbs ready immediately for winter stews, roasts, soups, and potato dishes. Given this use, the oil-and-freezer method of preservation works best with the tougher hard herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. Soft herbs such as mint, basil, lemon verbena, and dill are usually added raw to a dish, and they don't respond as well to this kind of preserving. Here are some tips on preserving herbs in oil. Previous image Next image More on Preserving Herbs

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