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Jamie Oliver

@VBalabanos: What's the best way to keep herbs fresh?

Jamie Oliver: I tend to only buy soft, delicate herbs, because I grow woodier ones in the garden. I have sage, oregano, marjoram, bay, rosemary and thyme on the go, as well as mint, which even though it's a soft herb, does well for most of the year. For soft herbs, I'd recommend bunching them up, trimming the stalks, wrapping them in damp kitchen paper, then popping them in the fridge – it should make a difference and keep them looking chirpy for that little bit longer. Don't forget, you can always dry your own herbs, or preserve them in oil or butter too.

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