Drying Herbs

Drying Herbs

I planted Sweet Basil and Parsley this year and now need to know how to dry them for the winter. Anyone have any suggestion? :dontknow:

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    I planted Sweet Basil and Parsley this year and now need to know how to dry them for the winter. Anyone have any suggestion?

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    I have dried both of these by hanging upside down till dry, then store in ziploc bags or spice jars, and more recently in my dehydrator on a low setting.

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    Thanks, I will have to try that. I was thinking it was going to be more complicated.

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    You can freeze basil using an ice cube tray. First chop the basil then fill each cube then fill with olive oil and freeze. They can be put in a ziplock bag once frozen. They can be used in sauces or soups.

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    i like doing all three they all work really well . good luck

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    I'm going to try hanging the parsley upside down this season and freezing the basil. Being as WalMart just started free layaway until mid December, will be able to get a dehydrator.

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    I normally spread the leaves out between sheets of newspaper and sit them in a sunny spot.

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    You can also freeze in ice cube trays with water and bag and keep frozen to use as fresh,I like this method to use in salads.

 

 
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