Fresh herbs are rather expensive here in Newfoundland, so I’m rather loath to let them go bad if I’m not going to use them right away.
This trick I got from my mother, who, I think, got it from Martha Stewart.
Take your unwashed herbs to be frozen and remove the leaves from the stems.
Place the leaves in a resealable plastic bag and suck out all the air.
Chuck them in the freezer. Now you will have fresh herbs on hand when you want them. Simply grab a handful of frozen herbs and crumple them in your hand. No need to chop!