When I first started growing my herb garden, I knew I would be using the fresh herbs for meals throughout the summer. What I hadn’t realized is how big all of the herbs would grow. So big that I have more than I could ever use before the snow comes. While I do plan to dry and bottle many of the herbs, I also want to have a fresh form of them available for my winter dishes.
One easy way to preserve fresh herbs is to freeze them. All you need to do is pick a few healthy leaves and grab an ice cube tray.
Put one or two leaves in each tray and fill 3/4 of the way with water and freeze. For stubborn hers that float to the top, you can add a bit more water and refreeze so they’re completely covered.
Store the frozen herb cubes in a freezer safe plastic bag. Now you can pull a few cubes out to toss right in soups, stews or even tea. I froze some of my peppermint leaves to drop in hot tea this winter.