Fresh herbs are amazing, but I can't grow them all year round. I have found that dried herbs are much better than store bought herbs. Last year I made an attempt to dry a few herb and ran out far too soon.
Then my mom bought me a dehydrator for christmas. I LOVE IT.
You know that herbs grow better when you trim them periodically right? My herbs are flourishing this year and I am gladly harvesting handfuls every few weeks and throwing them right into the dehydrator.
(You can also dry in the microwave on a paper plate or in the oven. Both techniques are easily found by doing a search on google.)
Here is a glance at the parsley (left) and
rosemary (right) on the drying racks before being dried.
|Oregano after being dried.|
I find the best way to make the herbs into small usable pieces is to put the leaves into a bag after drying and just gently crush them with my fingers. I once tried using a knife and it just made a royal mess.
I store my herbs in a sealed plastic container pr a zip lock bag and find they last all winter in my spice cabinet stored that way.
Have you grow herbs? What are your favorite fresh or dried herbs?