Sunday, July 21, 2013

Drying herbs

The basil has been very bountiful in our little herb garden so I am going to try to dry some. Simple process. Hang up by the stems for about two weeks. When dry and brittle, crush and store in air tight jar.
I've got them hanging in my dining room. I hope to hang more later on.

UPDATE:  I did some more reading on drying herbs and found out the preferred method for basil is to chop it really fine and lay it out on a cotton towel or screen to dry.  This method is supposed to dry it without it turning brown, preserving the green color.  So, I've take them down, chopped them up and they are now on the dining room table spread out to dry.

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