End Kitchen Clutter: Cat Cora's 6 Tips for Taming the Chaos
When a Los Angeles family moves into a larger house, more space means more mess—especially in the kitchen. Chef Cat Cora finds a way to organize the disarray.
Keep Herbs Fresh
"Eating healthy is important for my family, but I shy away from fresh herbs," says Baird, who hates feeling like it's a race against the clock to use up bunches of cilantro or basil. Cora explains that proper storage is key: Unbundle the herbs, rinse them, then wrap loosely in a damp paper towel and store in an airtight container in the fridge. "And if you don't get to the herbs before they start to look a little limp or discolored, pulse them in a food processor with some olive oil," Cora says. "Rosemary oil or cilantro oil tastes great drizzled on fish or salads, and the oils will last in your fridge for another week or two."