Friday, April 30, 2010

A Fabulous Find and a little preview!

I found this item at our local grocery store while herb shopping. I had seen it a couple times and was highly suspicious and skeptical, but my curiosity got the better of me!
What is it? Well as you can see by the plethora of herbs it is a container for storing herbs in the fridge! Like I said I was skeptical, but these herbs are over a week old and still not showing any signs of deterioration. I usually cut the ends of my herbs put them in a jar and leave in a cool place, they last a few days, the water turns mucky, smelly and I end up throwing out 2/3's of them. I have thought about keeping them in the fridge, but an open jar and toddlers are never a good combination, not to mention absent mindlessly reaching for  the milk and oops.... ce la vie. 

As I can not grow enough herbs to sustain my cooking needs I thought I was doomed to buying $2 bunches every time a recipe called for some. But them after careful debate and throwing at least $5 a week of old used up herbs I thought I would give it a try, I bought the Cuisipro Herb Keeper and I am glad I did so. It works by suspending the herb ends just below the water line with in a closed container. When you want some you just pull up on the top and let the inner liner containing the herbs sit on a lip within the exterior liner. Like I said these particular herbs are going on a week old and I have been using them everyday.

One thing I used my herbs for was my pass it on recipe for the week:

The full recipe will be coming tomorrow! I am little behind on my blog writing. Check out Kitsch in the Kitchen to find out why!

Fabulous Nest Friday inspired by Housewife Bliss

and photos by me.

4 comments:

  1. This looks interesting. I've been wrapping my herbs up in a slightly damp paper towel and storing them in Tupperware lately, trying to avoid having to throw the majority of them out at the end of the week.

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  2. This is fab, I want one. I have take to keeping my broccoli in a vase, yes it really does work! I also started freezing my fresh herbs and using them in sauces, stews, anything where fresh is not important for visual appeal. I have not noticed a difference, I thank the chef Nigela Lawson for that tip. Thanks for hopping along.

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  3. Hi,Kim from Nesty "hopping" on over! This was an interesting post; I've wondered how well these herb keepers worked, and now I know! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I was surprised too. I bought it out of desperation and it really did work!

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