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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:50 am 
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I am getting ready to cut a ton of basil. What ways do you guys keep yours? I will put some of the basil and some thyme down in salt and some I will coy up and mix into butter and freeze for fish or to dress a pasta.

Someone had told me they mix their basil with olive oil and fresh grated parmesan and keep that in the freezer spooning out only what they needed . Has anyone done that with success?


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 Post subject: Re: preserving herbs
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:20 am 
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First I make alot of pesto, which freezes well. The other thing I do is chop up and put in those old plastic ice cube trays with a little water. When you want basil in soup, stew, etc., just pop out an ice cube or 2 and add. I also do this with other herbs.


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 Post subject: Re: preserving herbs
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:24 am 
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fairylightduex wrote:
Someone had told me they mix their basil with olive oil and fresh grated parmesan and keep that in the freezer spooning out only what they needed . Has anyone done that with success?


That sounds like the pesto I make minus the pine nuts, but I think I will try the ice cube thing with oil instead of water :smile:


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 Post subject: Re: preserving herbs
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:22 am 
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Here is a good article on herbs. Though it is focused on teas, it gives good information on drying if you do not have a dehydrator.
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2008/jun/1 ... ruce_hot_/

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 Post subject: Re: preserving herbs
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:29 pm 
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I don't seem to have much luck with my dehydrater. I have used the Micro to dry herbs and stuff before, worked ok.

I like oils and vinegars best I think. That and putting them in butters. That always seems to work well for me.

How do you keep the basil from turning black in the pesto?


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 Post subject: Re: preserving herbs
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:34 am 
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fairylightduex wrote:
How do you keep the basil from turning black in the pesto?


I always pour more oil on the top of it so the pesto is completely covered


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