That’s right, you hurrd. Olive.oil.ice.cubes.
These aren’t like, ice cubes to casually throw in your passion fruit tea though.
These are special, magical ice cubes that will make your hectic, crazed life easier.
Because that’s what TSC is all about…making YOUR life easier.
Life’s hard enough already, thanks.
Anyway. Back to these weird-ass ice cubes.
Here’s a lil back story: I have this seriously bizarre obsession with spaghetti squash. I eat it allllll the time. My friends will call me on a Monday night & they’re all, “what up?” And per usual I’ll reply “just cooking spaghetti squash, e-mailing, & watching Real Housewives.”
Cooking spaghetti squash is my thing. I add a bunch of arugula underneath it ( fills ya up, big time! ), pile on the squash, & add a little Rao’s super spicy arrabbiata sauce with lemon, chili flake, a sprinkle of fresh parm, & some fresh basil..superrrrr satisfying.
Ok, wait, I’m off topic ( WTF’s new though? ).
So the problem?
Whelp, the herbs, der.
Think about it: if I’m cooking spaghetti squash three to four times a week like an OCD weirdo, I want fresh herbs.
Not some canned shit that’s labeled McCormick. I want balls-to-the-walls, real deal basil. In fact, sometimes I’ll even buy a little, cutie basil plant…because why the hell not?
Sadly fresh herbs go bad. & they go bad fast.
This is where the olive oil ice cubes come in.
When cooking my spaghetti squash, I like to heat the Rao’s sauce up with a little olive oil. So by freezing the herbs in the olive oil ice cubes, I preserve my herbs longer & don’t have to worry about them turning a nasty color.
See? They’re still pretty green.
And since I’m always one to add a little flare, I threw in some pomegranate seeds ( antioxidants!!! ). Pome seeds rock my world & I love them on EVERYTHING. Pasta, salad, oatmeal, sparkling water, etc.
Directions: grab some non-GMO, organic EVOO, a handful of fresh pomegranate seeds, & diced basil ( it’s up to you on how much; get crazy ) & throw it all in a silicon ice cube holder…wait a few hours…& you’re golden.
For more detailed info & an exact breakdown, click here.
Anyone else have any economical tips on how to preserve herbs? Tell, tell.