I'm not sure if any of you have ever encountered the same problem as me. I go to the store, buy a pack of fresh basil, use a stem or two for a meal, and put the rest in the fridge, thinking that it will keep. Wrong! The basil starts turning black within 24 hours. How annoying and wasteful is that?
So, I went on the trusty internet and looked up how to store basil. The solution was so simple.
Put it in water!
I tested this out last week after going to Trader Joe's to get a new pack of basil. Came home, took the basil out, put it in a glass of water and voila! The basil stayed fresh.
In fact, the basil actually flourished and grew roots. I now have a basil plant on my kitchen countertop and I didn't have to grow it from scratch. How awesome is that? :D
Just wanted to share this tidbit.