A little more about herbs… If you’re not planning on freezing them, and you want them to last longer, there are a few things that you can do. Try treating them much like you would fresh flowers. Trim the ends when you get them home and pop them in a glass of water. You can keep them like this in the fridge (loosely covered with a plastic bag) or on your countertop (uncovered). Just be sure that the water level doesn’t come up over the leaves as they’ll get slimy. Also, in water or not, you don’t want to store basil in the fridge as it will turn black. If the water level gets low, or the water gets sludgy, you may need to change it. Wash the herbs just before you use them.
Herbs are a great way to add flavour to recipes without adding many calories.