Hanging Fresh Herbs

August 2nd, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Drying Herbs

Drying Herbs

Tuesday Tip – Hanging Fresh Herbs

Lately, when I have been buying fresh herbs that don’t keep well in the refrigerator, I’ve been hanging them upside down (mainly basil), so they dry as I use them.  This way they don’t just wilt and go bad before I can use them up.  It’s best to hang your herbs upside down by the stems in a dark, dry area.   They gradually dry out and I have freshly dried herbs to use in cooking.  Yes, fresh herbs have their place (like in pesto), but I may not use the fresh herbs fast enough.  Once your herbs are dry store them in airtight containers.  While dried herbs will last up to a year, they loose more and more flavor as they age.

 

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