Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Dried basil is less full-bodied when it is dried, but it doesn't lose its distinctive delicious taste. Keeping the dried leaves whole instead of crushing them retains more of the flavor.
There's lots you can grow in your garden that is essentially preservable for use later on in the year. Chamomile blossoms, cilantro seeds (coriander), garlic and onions are all things coming out of the garden now that you can dry! Here's some tips..
Don't waste your leftover herbs! Dry them or grow them instead.
Two methods -- one fast, one slow -- for preserving all those delicious and aromatic herbs from your garden for use throughout the winter.
Nothing is more soothing than fresh brewed, organic, chamomile tea! Begin squirreling away your winter stash now!