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!