My local grocery store has challenged me to a cilantro throw-down. Large bunches are my only option and I am not one to waste. I had tried wrapping the bunch of herbs in paper towels and placing in ziploc bags only to find a mushy dark green ooze in the middle days later. I next tried to store it like I do green onions, in a flower vase with a little water at the bottom and plastic bag over it. This produced yellow leaves in less than a week. Preservation felt out of grasp. Then I remembered how I had scoffed at the salad in a jar idea until I tried it and it really did keep things fresh. I went about stripping the leaves off my fresh batch of cilantro, rising & spinning them down, and placing the clean leaves in mason jars. Two weeks later and it’s fresh as the day I bought it. And the stems go right in the freezer bag for stock. A little more effort after shopping but no more spoiled greens.