Having an herb garden is great, when you need a pinch of this or that. But when the herbs go rangy and begin to bolt, it's time to hack them back and put them by. Here's a few applications for when you need to use your homegrown herbs by the hank.
Basil is the traditional herb here, but use your imagination and make pesto from a wide variety of herbs, like sage, oregano and more. (Image via Hitchhiking to Heaven)
Parsley, cilantro and garlic make the backbone of this Argentinean sauce, perfect over grilled beef but delicious with almost anything. (Image via Delectable Musings)
A spicy, fiery Israeli condiment made with fresh cilantro, parsley, green chiles and garlic. Sure to become a pantry staple! (Image via Blue Kale Road)
Layering fresh herbs with salt preserves their fresh flavor through the winter months. Consider it a form of homemade bouillon.(Image via Tim Vidra)
Or simply hang them to dry. Why pay premium at the market for dried herbs you can make yourself? (Image via Homegrown.org)
Preserve herbs by fermenting them. Tastes as fresh as when you picked them and the brine is as flavorful as the herbs themselves. (Image via Pickle Me Too)
Extract the essence of fresh herbs by infusing them in your booze of choice. Your cocktails will thank you. (Image via Evermine)