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A Primer for Drying and Preserving Herbs

By SongofJoy
September 23, 2011

There are few things easier to preserve than herbs. Here we will explore some of the basics of drying and storing them.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 23, 2011 4:58 AM CST
would have never thought to put herbs in salt.... such a great thing.. thank you!!.. I do vanilla sugar like that.. all my holiday baking is done with that and no one knows why my baked goods are so good.. will try this for sure with my basil
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Sep 23, 2011 6:03 AM CST
It's the little things that can make a big difference in a recipe, that's for sure. The vanilla sugar sounds delish. Lovey dubby
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Bubbles
Sep 23, 2011 8:14 AM CST
Such good information. I haven't tried drying herbs, but I think I can do this!
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vic
Sep 23, 2011 11:04 AM CST
GREAT article Tee, thank you so much.

I learned a LOT! GREAT tutorial Thumbs up

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wildflowers
Sep 23, 2011 12:54 PM CST
Tee, thank you for another great article.

I am definitely going preserve some basil and French tarragon in salt. I never thought to try herbs using the salt method of preserving! Thumbs up
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 23, 2011 3:03 PM CST
it makes a huge difference Tee.. take the bean split it.. scrape out the seeds.. I cut the pod up into pieces.. stick all of it in a container with sugar and shake it up to mix now and then.. 7 weeks later you have the best sugar you can bake with!!!... I use it in all my cakes and Christmas cookies.. and just skip the extract .. sooooo good
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SongofJoy
Sep 23, 2011 4:42 PM CST
Thanks Sandi, Chris and Vic.

That sounds scrumptious, Allison. I must give it a try. Big Grin Hurray!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 23, 2011 6:11 PM CST
really is the best way to get the bang for your buck with beans

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