Herbs (Storage + Cooking Tips)

Herbs (Storage + Cooking Tips)


To store herbs in the refrigerator, first place them stem-side down in a jar of water like you would with fresh flowers. This keeps the herbs hydrated and prevents them from wilting in the bag, allowing them to stay fresh much longer

Keep in mind that basil should not be refrigerated, but most other herbs should be stored in the fridge.


Different herbs may be used in different recipes to bring out their flavor, but here are a few that can be used with almost any herbs:

Herb Butter

Herb-Roasted Vegetables

Herb-Roasted Whole Chicken

Herb Vinaigrette

Herb Mashed Potatoes


Most herbs can be preserved well by drying. To do so, lay them flat on a baking sheet and bake at the lowest possible temperature setting. Leave the door slightly open for air circulation. Check herbs at 30 minutes and turn over if necessary. Most herbs will be dry after about one hour.