You can't throw a rock in the Midwestern suburbs without hitting an herb garden. Unless you happened to hit my yard - but the point is, there is really no excuse to ever reach for a jar in the summer.
From fresh mint in the mojitos to the cilantro in the salsa, follow these ridiculously easy steps and you will never lack for fresh seasonings.
1. Carry a pair of scissors with you at all times.
2. Use them.
3. Lavish praise on your neighbor's horticultural skills as you snip. But only if they are home.