Bank Your Basil


Prepara claims that its Herb-Savor will prolong the life of fresh herbs for up to 3 weeks. Designed to fit inside a refrigerator door, the gadget contains a refillable water base to help forestall wilting. It may also be used to store asparagus. $29.95 at



And then there's always the free choice of putting the herbs stem down in a glass of water covered by a plastic bag with a rubber band belting it to the glass.


True enough, though less sexy. Do you punch some holes in the bag?


The other thing you can do with fresh herbs is hand dry them. Just wash, dry with a paper towel, and tie the stems with thread or kitchen string. Hang upside-down from underneath your cabinets, or off of a cabinet knob, etc.


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