Drying out fresh herbs is a great way to stock up on your spices for the winter...and to save a few dollars, too! In the picture below, I am drying out basil that a coworker gave me. My parents have a lot of herbs in their garden that I am going to pick and dry out before the first frost.
Here is how I did it:
1. Cut herbs (or receive cut ones from your coworkers, friends, etc.)
2. Lay them flat on a dish rag.
3. Let them dry. It can take up to 5 days.
4. Crumble the leaves up and place in an air tight container.
We have not had our first frost of the fall, so I need to go ahead and gather all the herbs before they die. I cannot wait to use these fresh, dried herbs in my soups and other recipes!