Friday, November 9, 2012

Drying Herbs

It's that time of year. The weather is starting to get colder (or well, trying to at least) and the plants will soon be finishing their run for the season. Why not capitalize on what's left of your fresh herbs by drying them before they die of frost?

I found a link to website with good info on drying herbs properly. It's a very simple process, but it's good to know little tips and tricks.


 Start by picking your herbs by the stems. Wash and dry thoroughly.


 Then, tie them to string and hang them somewhere they can dry without being disturbed.

Here are mine after a couple of weeks. The sage wasn't quite crispy enough so I'll give it some more time. However the basil was crispified.

 You can either leave the leaves whole or grind them up with your fingers like I did. I'd suggest doing it over something like a paper towel or wax paper to make sure you hang on to everything.

Now just store it in your preferred container.

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