One of the easiest ways to improve the taste of a dish is to add fresh herbs. My favorite herbs are basil, cilantro, thyme, and rosemary. The problem is that herbs can be expensive. At $2 or $3 bucks a bunch they can significantly increase your weekly grocery bill. I'm okay with that, except for the fact that inevitably they end up going bad before I can use them. Some people recommend freezing them, but, really, that defeats the purpose of fresh herbs, doesn't it? Enter the herb saver. Admittedly, I was skeptical. But after trying one, I found that my herbs last about about 7 to 12 days longer when stored in an air tight herb saver. I've used mine primarily for cilantro, so I'm not sure how it would do with basil or other types of herbs. Here are a few herb savers from amazon.com. Most hover around the $20 range; this one cost $29.99, which is way more than I spent on mine. I found this one for $5.99 at Giant, but haven't been able to find it for the same price online.
Do herb savers work? Yes. Are they worth it? Yes, but only if you spend less than $10 bucks on one. Alternatively, you could pop your herbs in a glass and cover them with plastic, like this.