Wednesday, October 29, 2008
DIY: Quick Dry Your Herbs
This technique is perfect for sage, oregano, thyme and rosemary. And so stinkin' easy.
Collect about a cup or two of fresh herbs. I dried oregano, rosemary and sage (pictured above).
Place the herbs between two paper towels and microwave for about 2 minutes. Check. Need a little more time? Do it in small, 30 second increments until the herbs are dry.
Let the herbs sit out a bit, on the paper towel. Then, grind and put in storage containers.
I happily ended up grinding them between my fingertips last night. You can also use a pepper grinder or can buy a grinder specifically for herbs. Do what ever suits you, your budget and your energy level!
Working with each herb during an October evening seemed so on time. They were just the scents I craved with winter coming on - oregano had me thinking about hearty tomato sauces, the rosemary brought on ideas of roast chickens and the sage was all about Thanksgiving and stuffings.
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