"But food is not just a conversational common denominator like the weather is in Britain. The subject, sometimes passionately debated, represents a personal philosophy of life." --Kinta Beevor

Friday, April 30, 2010

Preserve Freshness

    I store fresh picked herbs from the garden or market in jars of water so they can continue to drink throughout the week. Like fresh cut flowers, I trim off the bottom of the stems and place the herb bunch in a vase of water. I either leave them on the counter or store them, water and all, in the refrigerator. Anything left at the end of the week I place in zip bags, label, and freeze. When available I  prefer to use the fresh herbs in raw dishes and as garnishes, saving the frozen herbs for cooked recipes.

Portable Snacks

  I seldom leave home without a piece or two of fruit stashed in my bag. It's convenient and  available anytime I get hungry during the day.