Monday, October 08, 2007

There are many ways to dry fresh herbs. In the summertime I place them on baking sheets and set them on the sunny back porch. They dry quickly in the summer heat. With cooler weather, I have to resort to my fruit dryer or simply setting them in front of the wood stove. I like this method best. They dry quickly in front of the fire. All I need to do is toss them morning and evening so they dry evenly. Once dried, I place them in zip-locks or in an herb jar for later use. They smell DELICIOUSLY fragrant! I wish there was a 'smell-a-blog' feature in blogland!


  1. Your lemon balm looks so pretty and green! I don't usually dry my herbs but you've inspired me. I will pick lemon balm and mint tomorrow and lay them in the hot sun to dry. (It's still 90 degrees here!)
    Your soup looks delicious by the way!

  2. Now this is information that I can put to good use! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    BTW, I love your blog...first time commenter (I think), but a reader for several months.

  3. That's a great idea! And the picture itself is so lovely.


  4. Anonymous7:37 AM

    My mother in-law freezes her herbs in ice cubes. Strange, I know. But, it works.

  5. Will this work for Rosemary also? I have a huge bush and want to cut it back and save some.

  6. Oh, I would love smell-o-blog! As it is, I can't pass herbs without gently running my fingers over them and then smelling my fingers! Ah, life is good!

    I don't have a wood stove here in Southern California. Not even a fireplace!



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