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The Best Way to Preserve Fresh Herbs

For months, no less.

Any fledgling cook can attest to the transformative power of fresh herbs. So too can they tell you how quickly sage or thyme can turn from an essential ingredient into a rotting mass in the back of your crisper drawer.

In the video above, The Shortcut offers its favorite solution to this persistent problem, one among many home cooks have devised to stretch the life of everyday herbs. Except this one can last for months with fragrance and flavor intact. Try it and discover an enduring companion to soups, stews, and sautees through the winter months.