Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Storing Basil

If you're like me and can't grow a decent basil plant and have to buy it at the farmer's market (because it's SO much cheaper than at the grocery store), here's a tip. The farmer's market cashier told my mom, "Just change the water and leave it on the counter. It doesn't need to be refridgerated."

My mom did that (her plant was on the right) and so did I, until I finished making dinner. As I was cleaning up, I thoughtlessly put my basil back in the fridge for the night (mine is on the left).

Apparently, basil is the exception that proves Food Network's rule of storing herbs upright in the fridge with water.

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