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Is it possible to wash herbs effectively???

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BiscuitStuffer Fri 09-Oct-09 20:20:21

and if so how???

Apart from running each leaf carefully under the tap, I'm stumped!

My waitrose packaged coriander was covered in green fly

Prunerz Fri 09-Oct-09 20:21:32

They are a bugger, very hard to shift.
I would take it back but you probably need it now, do you?
Pick them off?

Prunerz Fri 09-Oct-09 20:22:10

Or weight the coriander down in a bowl of water

BiscuitStuffer Fri 09-Oct-09 20:23:03

I ran it under the tap as best I could - should the packaged ones be bug free and ready to use?

QueensShilling Fri 09-Oct-09 20:24:19

Quite frankly I don't bother....and I don't wash strawberries etc......DS, DH & I are still here.......

Prunerz Fri 09-Oct-09 20:24:50

Well yes, bug free is sort of the least I expect in my food tbh!

QueensShilling Fri 09-Oct-09 20:24:59

.......opppppssss....didn't see green fly was involvedblush

Lonicera Fri 09-Oct-09 20:29:19

Soak in salted water it kills the bugs and they drop off.

Then rinse

BiscuitStuffer Fri 09-Oct-09 20:33:11

I ran it under the tap as best I could - should the packaged ones be bug free and ready to use?

BiscuitStuffer Fri 09-Oct-09 20:34:13

do you wash all hebs in salty water. infact i don't think i've ever washed them before

Lonicera Fri 09-Oct-09 20:43:43

We grow a lot of our own herbs , so yes we do wash them as they often have bugs.

Packet ones are usually bug-free though (I always buy coriander )

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