Yes you can dry out your home grown herbs without a dehydrator, and its simpler than you might have thought. I'm using Parsley as an example but you can use any herb to preserve by drying it out this way.
Just a few pointers on why you should start harvesting your herbs, and storing for those days where you wish you had a pinch of something special to go with your famous Bolognese.
There really isn't anything to it, herb drying has been around for thousands of years, with all indigenous cultures throughout the world preserving their valuable herbs for medicine and food.
Get a good bunch of your freshly harvested home grown herbs, tie some twine or ribbon around them and hang for 1-4 weeks. Time to hang will depend on how rich in moisture your herbs are. After about day 5 you can lightly touch them to feel if they crinkle or not.
There is no greater feeling than growing, harvesting and eating your own herbs, and it so easy.
Once you get into the habit of things, you won't ever need to buy for fave herbs ever again. You'll save or make money by doing this, stop putting waste into landfill, lower the amount of Kilometres it takes food to getting to your kitchen and enjoy a very satisfactory grin that you did this!
What do you think about growing, harvesting and drying out your own herbs? Do you do it, are you planning to or are to unsure about how to get started? Let me know in the comments below. Every comment gets answered.
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