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How to dry fresh herbs?

foodieX2 Nov 10, 2012 10:19 AM

I usually am able to buy just a small amount of what I need. However today had no choice but to buy a pretty big bunch of rosemary and thyme. What is the best way to dry them so they don't go to waste?

thank you!

  1. chefathome Nov 10, 2012 10:22 AM

    You can just spread them out to dry or hang them by a string or elastic band. BUT I freeze all my rosemary and thyme (they are not hardy where I live). They both freeze quite well, actually. No work required - just shove the stems into a plastic bag, seal and freeze. Perhaps this would be an option for you.

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    1. re: chefathome
      foodieX2 Nov 10, 2012 10:32 AM

      <<head slap>>

      Freeze them! Thank you. Sometime you need to be hit over the head with the obvious.

      Slinking off feeling embarrassed now….LOL

      1. re: foodieX2
        chefathome Nov 10, 2012 10:35 AM

        That's ok. We all have our moments! :-)

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