One of the tastiest parts of the spring and summer months are the fresh herbs that are available. Though the most common use for these fragrant plants is in cooking, fragrant herbs can help add a pleasant aroma to most rooms; herbs can also be grown as decorative plants. Growing herbs can be quite a cinch, but some of us don’t have time for the basic upkeep. Purchasing fresh herbs becomes easier and a bit cheaper during this season, and if the basil you bought at the farmers’ market is destined for a future pasta dish, it’s best to keep it as fresh as possible. Luckily, there are devices that are designed to do just that. The Cuisipro Herb Keeper is a compact cylinder whose suspended tray system holds herb bunches together while keeping stems immersed in water. The Prepara Herb Savor Pods work in a similar way, keeping herbs stored tightly together, maintaining optimal freshness. Find Cuisipro products, including the herb keeper, at Williams-Sonoma and Bed Bath & Beyond stores throughout the state. Prepara products can also be found at Williams-Sonoma and Bed Bath & Beyond locations along with Savvy Bites in Shawnee, Pecks Lodge in Stillwater and Casey’s in Oklahoma City.

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