Iced Herb Cubes
"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now". - Alan Lakein
"This idea came to me in an odd way. Right now, my basil, rosemary and thyme are growing and multiplying like crazy. I don't like wasting fresh herbs and until now, haven't found a great way to keep them fresh beyond immediate use. I've made pesto and frozen it into cubes for use in the future and that's perhaps what jogged my mind to the current situation.
Are you ready for this? I froze the herbs into olive oil cubes! I tore and chopped my fresh herbs, placed them into an ice cube tray and poured GO-On Tap olive oil (I made some with basil oo, meyer lemon oo and tuscan herb oo) over them. It is up to you if you want a deep or shallow 'cube'. Genius right? Once frozen, pop out of the mold and place in zipper-neck type bags and return to the freezer.
See? Planning for the future, bringing it into the present and voila.....easy meal help with fresh ingredients later. Pasta, eggs, soups, stews, sauces and marinades that you make in the fall (or even tomorrow night) will thank you for your planning and prep now.
As always, use GO-On Tap for your tasty, healthy, present and future meals. Pour. Savor. Enjoy. "