I am now someone that likes to talk to their grocer. I love being in the market. Early, I can appreciate the care of how each item has been placed and everything is fresh with morning dew. Ok, ok, I know that was just the overhead mister, but still its all about the experience. Does this make me irritating?
So… a few weeks back, as I had noticed many time before but never had asked why… when I buy my Asparagus are they standing upright in a shallow water bath? Was I supposed to do this too? So after having a chat with my friendly grocer, I found that yes, in fact if I wanted to preserve my freshness and lasting powers, that ideally I would trim and plant my spears in water, well just like flowers really. So I’m new to this game, but apparently this is also what you want to do for herbs! If this is all basic shit to you, you’re a genius, congratulations. But for the rest of us, grab yourself a bunch of mason jars, and you receive those fresh herbs like the beautiful bouquets they are. No more wasted bags of prepackaged herbs. Seriously, the herbs are often bundled in such quantity that it almost always feels like a waste!Never being able to use them up in time before they go off. But no more! I literally have mint and parsley well into a week thriving on both the counter and in the fridge this way. Aesthetically I find it very beautiful and refreshing naturally. Wether opening up the fridge to a whiff, or it being your centerpiece, its a gorgeous little unexpected green.
Treat your herbs just as you would flowers, trim stems and change water regularly
I’ve never been a huge flower girl so this is now my steeze. So I guess all that’s left to say is, will you accept this rose…mary?
I will accept your rose~mary. This is great advice and clearly not being a Mensa member myself, this is new to me also.
Such great advice and I will never throw fresh herbs out again.
Oops, I just noticed your no comments blurb. Sorry ’bout that.