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Kitchen Tip!

Have you ever bought a few packets of fresh herbs for a recipe, maybe only used a 1/4 of each and then frantically tried to find recipes to use up the rest of the herbs before they went bad? I have. Fresh herbs are expensive and sometimes only come in one size. I wish more places sold them by weight because then you wouldn't have to worry about money going bad in your fridge. Sadly, that's not how it is.
BUT! I recently found a fantastic idea in the newest issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray! Herb cubes. Sounds strange, right? Well it's an amazing idea that I wish I had thought of first.

Here's what you do:

Puree 1 1/2 cups leftover fresh herbs with 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze. (Mixture won't fill whole tray, but fill each cube to the top)



Throw the cubes into hot pasta, soup or risotto, or defrost and drizzle over grilled veggies (or chicken for you non-vegans)!
You may not always have that much herbs left over but adjust the amounts accordingly. What a time saver!

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