Q: How do you freeze fresh herbs?
Lynne: Freezing summer's bounty of fresh herbs is very simple. Here's how to do it:
Wash the herbs (still on their branches), dry them thoroughly, strip the leaves from the branches, and put them in plastic zipper-type freezer bags. Press out all the air, seal and freeze. With herbs such as rosemary and thyme you don't even need to strip the leaves from the branches.
To use the herbs, just break off what you need, no need to defrost. Although most herbs will turn dark green, they'll keep their fresh flavor. Since most of the time the herbs will be used in cooked dishes, color isn't a big issue.