Our herb garden flourished this summer! It was so nice to pick herbs as needed instead of buying them from the grocery store (and ultimately, letting them go to waste). So before the change to cold weather could kill them off for the year, I picked them and dried them! Now I have a good stash of herbs that will keep me happy through the winter 🙂
It’s really easy to dry herbs. Pick them, wash them, dry them, tie them, and hang them to dry for 7-10 days. It’s really that simple!
To dry in the oven, place clean & dry herbs on baking sheet and heat in oven heated at 180 degrees or less for 2-4 hours until dry and crumbly.
To dry in the microwave, clean and dry herbs and remove the herb from the stem. Place a small amount of herbs in a single layer on a paper towel, then place another paper towel over the top. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Check & microwave in 30 second intervals until fully dry. You’ll need to keep a close eye on the herbs so they don’t burn. If they star burning, immediately turn off the microwave.
Yay for herb gardens!