How To Freeze Herbs
How To Freeze Herbs
Fresh herbs can be used in various cosmetic and culinary ways but they are not always available year round. Watch this helpful tutorial to find out how to freeze your fresh herbs when they are in season so you can use them year round.
Today, I am going to show you how to freeze herbs. Now, herbs are prolific at certain times of the year, but typically, you might want to use herbs when they are out of season. One way of keeping your big harvest of herbs is by freezing them; keeping them fresh and available for when you want to use them.
I have sage here. I like to use sage in hair rinses. So I just lay out some of the herbs so they are not touching each other.
We have a little line of sage. I have some mint. Mint always grows very well in my garden.
In fact, a little bit too well sometimes. Mint makes a very refreshing cooling treatment. I like to use mint in foot treatments because it deodorizes as well.
But, of course, I am talking about cosmetics, these could easily be used for cooking as well. They are culinary herbs as well as cosmetic herbs. Here, I have some rosemary.
These buds are still in flower, and I will take a couple of the rosemary stalks and just put those on the paper as well. Rosemary is very good in hair or in skincare products. It is a tonic.
And finally, here, I have thyme. Now, just separate a few of these stalks and put them on to the paper. Now, when I am cooking with thyme, I find it really quite frustrating to get the leaves off of the stalks.
But the beauty of freezing them is that when they come out of the freezer, the leaves all fall off of the stalks, so it makes your job a lot easier. Here we are, some of nature's bounty for me. What I need to do next is to take that board and to carefully pop that into the freezer for 24 hours.
When I take it out of the freezer, these will all be stiff and hard and frozen. I put them into a polythene bag and then I would keep the polythene bag in the freezer and just draw on the herbs whenever I needed to use them. It is that simple and when you take them out of the freezer; all you need to do is to pop them into a polythene bag and then keep that polythene bag in the freezer.
Whenever you needed to use herbs, whether it was in cosmetics or cooking, you have got them there for you in the freezer. It is that simple to freeze herbs. .