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How to dry garden Herbs! 

Do you have a beautifully healthy herb garden but don’t know what else to do with your delicious herbs? 

Why not dry & store them for some delicious cooking ahead..

There are two main methods for drying herbs;

  • Air drying
  • Microwaving/Oven Drying 

Following I’ll list the best herbs for each method.
Air Drying-

  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley 
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Coriander

Method:

  1. Wash & dry herbs, cutting away all the bad bits.
  2. Bunch up the herb you want to dry & tie the end with a piece of twine. 
  3. Hang in a dark area or somewhere with no excessive sunlight.

Microwaving OR Oven Drying-

  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Oregano

Method:

  1. Using a paper plate preferable (a ordinary plate will overheat) place a piece of paper towel, if your doing this in the oven just lay them on a tray with baking paper.
  2. Separate herb leaves, placing them onto the paper towel.
  3. Place into the microwave for 2-3mins or until they can easily be crushed with your hands. 
  4. If in the oven also wait till the consistency is the same.

Due to the excessive oils in both mint and basil they’re  both best to microwave dry them- they tend to mould a lot quicker then others. You can still air dry them however, you have to ensure to hang them in a dark area with no exposure to sunlight. 

So never allow your delicious herbs to go to waste, be sure to always make the most of your herbs🌿

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