Saturday, December 5, 2009
It's easy being green...
Being out all day, there was no time to make dinner tonight. I like to call this a "must-goes" night; a term my husband's grandmother used back in the day. You basically open the fridge and look for things that MUST GO...and that's dinner. The kids had spaghetti and meatballs, hubby had meat loaf and I gladly had more Israeli couscous with shrimp. Everyone was happy and the fridge got cleaned out.
So there will be no talk of cooking in today's blog but I do want to tell you about my latest kitchen tool obsession. It's the Cuisipro Herb Keeper. I love keeping fresh herbs around for cooking but was starting to feel like I was just throwing money in the trash. The problem was their shelf life was short in the refrigerator and I couldn't seem to keep them alive in the garden either. They would usually wilt or rot before I even used them, which really adds up over time. I recently purchased this herb keeper for $20. You suspend the herbs in a couple inches of water and it keeps them fresh and crisp for a week or longer. It will be paying for itself soon with all the herb lives it's saving. I've used up all my herbs since its arrival, not a stalk has been tossed away. Honest! Sometimes it's the little things in life.
-9-1/2-inch tall, and 4-3/4-inch in diameter
-Lid easily lifts to add water, slots in tray hold herb stems to stay hydrated while keeping leaves above the water.
-Keeps herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano and dill fresh longer- in some cases, up to weeks longer
-Put stalk vegetables like asparagus and celery in the herb keeper to stay fresh and crisp
-Designed to fit in most refrigerator door shelves