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!



6 comments:

  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!
    :)Donna

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  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.

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

    Love,
    Julie

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

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

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  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!

    KJ

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