Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Freezing Herbs




Well ... Fall is here!
Leaves are changing, and we got our first frost the other night.
I have been busy for the past month
 and have neglected my herb garden for weeks.
A few herbs are turning yellow, overgrown,
and the bed needs weeding.
 
 
My overgrown herb garden.
 
 
The nights are getting cooler
and not for long my summer garden will either be lost or preserved.
I chose the latter.
I would hate to lose and waste
anything that comes from my garden.
 
Last years herbs just went to waste
and this year I am not forgetting to freeze them.
I'm sure this will be put to good use when winter comes.
 
 
 
 
Cut herbs.
 
 

Wash well.
 
 

Spin dry in Salad Spinner.
 
 
 
Divide about 3-5 branches,
depending on how much you think you will need for your recipes,
 and Store in ziploc bags.
 
 

Store in plastic container and Label and date.
And FREEZE.
 
 
 
Note:
 
 
 
Another way of freezing your herbs:
  • chop herbs
  • fill ice cube tray halfway with water
  • place chopped herbs in ice cube trays
  • freeze
  • after it's frozen transfer to a ziploc bag, label and date. 
 

 


14 comments:

  1. Great Idea!!!
    I need to do this soon,
    it's getting cooler here as well.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier. I see you have a nice blog with beautiful pictures and goodies.

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  3. I have to do this too..thanks for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure!
      I had to make sure I freeze the herbs,
      before the rabbits or chipmunks have a feast or Mr. Frost
      beat me to my herbs. ;)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Thanks for visiting my humble blog. I loved your herb garden. You obviously have green thumbs. Much to my disappointment, I tend to kill most of my plants. I have just started to grow a few herbs in the pots and keeping my fingers crossed that they will survive.

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    1. Veronica I adore your blog.
      Herbs like a lot of light.
      Trim or harvest often, this will make your herb branch more.
      for my potted herbs, i water pretty much everyday, they tend to dry out more.

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your website too! Great tips on freezing herbs...I'll try this next time I have leftover herbs :)

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    1. Thank you!
      Can't wait to try some of your recipes.

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    1. Thanks Emma!
      Herbs are so expensive come winter time.
      They are perfect for sauces and soups.

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    1. Thank you!
      Welcome to The Red Apron. :)
      My husband used to live in Allentown as well.

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