Here are our top 3 kitchen tips for fresh herbs:
- When shopping for fresh herbs, look for vibrant color, no bruising, and a strong aroma when pinched between your fingers.
- Wash herbs right before use by dunking them in a bowl of water. Remove hard stems from before chopping and roll into a ball. This will help make the fine chopping process easier.
- To extend the life of your herbs, keep them wrapped in a damp paper towel in the refrigerator or place cut stems in a glass of water.
Check out these “Fresh From Florida” herb producers:
North Florida: O’Toole’s Herb Farm / Native Nurseries
Central Florida: McGregor’s Greens / Cahaba Club
South Florida: Infinite Herbs / Rock Garden Herbs / Kitchen Garden Herbs
All Article writing credit, links and rights go to Fresh From Florida Chefs Justin Timineri and Bridget Baxley