Wednesday, March 28, 2012
All of the herbs in my garden are in their prime with the mild spring temperatures and recent rain. Every morning I collect a bunch of herbs to dry and preserve them...my form of therapy. Like the oregano in the photo below which looks like a miniature rainforest.I want to be able to use the dried oregano throughout the summer, especially in our staple food...empanadas. Other herbs I'm drying this time of year include mint, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and sage.
I dry my herbs under our patio cover in the garden. If you are drying herbs outside, you just want to make sure to hang them upside down in a warm, dry, airy place out of the sun. Here is a great resource for harvesting and preserving herbs...