Have you ever brought too many herbs that you ended up throwing away? Dry them!
By hanging your leftover herbs up in the kitchen you can dry them for 3-4 weeks.
Here is a guideline to help you with it!
What kind of herbs?
All kind of herbs! Basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme, mint, parsley, coriander, dill and more!
Mint for example is very nice as thee or salad dressing. Mix some dill with lemon and your summer salad is ready. Or you could also make an Italian or Mexican mix with your herbs when you dry them so you can use the mix in dishes that go great with it.
How to do it?
After drying your herbs for a few weeks, take off the string, remove the leaves of the herbs and crush them by using two spoons. If you have a mortar you can use that too!
Herbs that have leaves such as mint, oregano, parsley or coriander can be crushed into small pieces as shown here on the picture:
1. Take two spoons
2. Remove some leaves of your herb and place it on the bottom spoon
3. With the upper spoon crush it together and place it in a jar
Herbs that have a “pine-needle” look such as rosemary, can be picked off by hand as shown on the picture below:
1. Take your dried rosemary
2. Take of the leaves by hand
3. Put it in a jar
No packaging to waste
Keep your home made herbs in a glass jar, or reuse your used jars when they go empty.