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Frugal Friday ~ Prolong the Life of Fresh Herbs

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A while back I shared Frugal Tips on Tuesdays and I had a lot of positive feedback about those posts. But then I got away from them and started posting Garden Updates on Tuesdays instead. I have decided that from here on out, I will get back to sharing frugal tips, but I’m moving the posts to Fridays instead!

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Without further ado, here’s a Frugal Friday Tip ~ Prolong the Life of Fresh Herbs!

This tip came to me via my super smart sister in Seattle. I learn a lot from her!

I have posted a lot about saving money by reducing food waste. The monetary cost of food waste can be quite staggering and I know that throwing food in the trash pretty much equals throwing money in the garbage.  I hate when I buy a little package of herbs, use a bit, and toss the rest because they didn’t last that long. They never seem to last very long when I leave them in the plastic packaging they come in. So, here’s an easy way to prolong the life of fresh herbs!

Just cut the ends off {like you would flowers}, and put them in a jar of water. Store them in the fridge and be amazed by how long your herbs will stay fresh!

Got a frugal tip to share with me? I’d love to hear what small things save you money!

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankmichelle says

    I have my herbs growing on my kitchen window seal. But this is a great idea for the few I do have to buy. I am always throwing a way cilantro since I don’t use it a lot.

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