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Keep Your Fresh Basil Fresh!

January 4, 2008 | By More

freshbasil.jpgMental Masala has a great tip when it comes to keeping your store bought fresh basil fresh.

Trim the stems with a clipper, remove the rubber band or twist tie, and place the basil in a glass or vase with a few inches of water. Enough to cover the stems.

Then take a plastic bag, cut a few holes in it, and put it over the basil. Place in a well lit area, but out of direct sunlight. Check the water level daily, and top up as needed. It should start sprouting roots within a few days.

So far, it’s lasted Masala 6 weeks!

I’m sure this method could be applied to other fresh herbs (i.e. parsley). Do you have any tips for keepings fresh herbs fresh?

[Mental Masala]

Category: Food

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