My herb garden has been getting bigger and since I moved into the house and I never got around to buying the standard spices. I just use fresh herbs from the backyard. I decided to test out a few small batches of dried herbs with my plants in the garden!
I cut a few small sprigs of rosemary, mint, lemon thyme and oregano. I didn’t have any twine or string available so I used an old shoelace. Why not use what you have available right? I tied the herbs up by the stems and hung them in one of our bathrooms that was dry. It took about 3-4 days for the oregano and thyme to dry but the mint and rosemary are taking longer.
First I separated the leaves from the stems. I composted the stems and kept the leaves in the bowl. I don’t have a mortar and pestle, it’s on my list of things to get.. So I just used a bowl and a spoon to crush up the herbs.
I highly recommend this method if you are a cooker, or just like to have fresh ingredients that you know have come from a good place. I know there are ways to expedite the process if you have a food dehydrator or want to use the oven.
This is a great way to store your herbs so you can use them year round! Happy herb drying!