How to keep herbs fresh


One of my biggest frustrations as a home cook is how quickly fresh herbs spoil. I’ll buy the smallest amount possible, which is always more than I need, and then it’s only a matter of days before my husband asks what’s stinking up the fridge and pulls out a bag of dank, putrefied herbs.

Yet, fresh herbs are essential ingredients and can often turn a mediocre meal into a memorable one.

I recently attended a talk with a chef who lectured on how to keep fresh herbs fresh. I found his tips very helpful and hope you do too.

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Drink your water and stay hydrated


Summer is officially here (hallelujah!) and hydration should be a top priority.

As everyone knows, water is essential to life. More than half of the human body is made up of water. We cannot survive without it.

When you lose more water than you take in, your body becomes dehydrated and cannot carry out its normal functions. Signs and symptoms of dehydration include thirst, headaches, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, irritability, weight loss, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, dry mouth and tongue, decreased urination, dark urine and constipation.

So how much water do you need to stay hydrated?

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