Like many products with limited shelf lives, spices require proper storage to ensure that they will still be usable when you need them. Spices go stale rapidly, even when stored correctly. What you will have left will be ground bark and seeds that are of little value. While proper storage includes the location in your […]
Sage is a versatile and highly aromatic herb. It is one of the hardier herbs and that hardiness allows you to preserve it in a multitude of ways – all which have various benefits to keeping sage’s flavor at the ready for months to come. Let’s review how to store sage for the freshest possible […]
Thyme is a hardy, versatile herb that remains as useful when preserved as it is when fresh. You can have the thyme taste year round if you use the right methods to preserve it. Let’s review how to store thyme for the freshest possible flavor.
Dill is a delicate herb that is popular for pickling and for cooking seafood. While fresh dill does not have a long shelf life, you can use the right storage methods to preserve it for longer periods. Let’s review how to store dill for the freshest possible flavor.
Mint is one of those herbs that can make a big difference in a dish; however, it may not be available all year round. In addition, it can have a relatively short shelf so you may find yourself throwing out much of the mint that you buy if you do not store it correctly. To […]
Coriander is a spice that consists of whole or ground coriander seeds. The coriander plant is also known as cilantro. The ground seed is much easier to use, but has a considerably shorter shelf life than whole seeds. How you store your coriander can have a significant impact on how well it resists spoilage. The […]
Rosemary is a pungent member of the mint family that is available year-round if you live in a warm climate; however, a rosemary plant may not survive in a colder climate. It is therefore essential that you preserve the herb when you have it available. There a numerous ways to do this.
Parsley may not be as delicate as herbs like cilantro or basil, but it is still considered one of the tender herbs. Its shelf life can be very short if it is not stored properly; however, the right storage methods can help you to keep your parsley usable for weeks or even months.
Basil is one of the more versatile herbs and it’s easy to grow. The big problem is that fresh basil does not last very long and is not available year-round in many places. In order to get around this, there are a number of tricks that you can use to preserve your basil.
Like most fresh herbs, cilantro has a short shelf life. In addition to its short usable life, preservation can be difficult as well. Because it is a delicate herb, simply sticking it in the freezer will result in a slimy mush when you thaw it. This is because the enzymes that break down plant matter […]