Plan ahead: keep white wine ice cubes in the freezer so you’ll always be ready to enjoy a glass at the right temperature. Add edible flowers (or herbs) to cubes for an extra splash of color and flavor.
I am an herb killer. I’ve followed tips here and there without much luck. I don’t have an outdoor space to grow herbs, and my indoor herbs are far from thriving. Even the herbs I buy from the store seem to have a 2-day lifespan leaving me completely defeated. After digging some more, I came across Simply Recipe’s tip. Cut the stems of the fresh herbs as you would flowers. Place in a glass with about 3/4″ water. This is key—cover with a bag (I use the leftover bag I bought the herbs in) and place in the fridge, changing the water every couple of days. Talk about thriving—my cilantro and mint has never been happier. Side note—the fresh basil stayed on the counter, bag-less and is quite happy. How do you save your fresh herbs.
Bunches of fresh herbs, like parsley and cilantro, will keep 2 to 3 times longer if you place them in a mason jar filled halfway with water. Try to keep loose leaves out of the water like you would with fresh flowers. Store in the fridge, replacing the water every now and then, and they’ll stay fresh for a couple of weeks.
How do you know when a peach is ripe? My mom grew up in the south, making her a peach expert. She taught us to only eat a peach when you can smell it, to ripen them quickly by sticking them in a brown paper bag, and to store ripened peaches in the fridge until ready to eat.