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Entries Tagged as 'drying herbs'

Preservation update: apples frozen; herbs dried

November 12th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Food preparation

Simple food preservation techniques—freezing and drying—have taken care of much of my local food bounty. If you still have fresh fruit or herbs available, you can do it, too. Here’s an update on food previously mentioned. Apples Remember those ugly apples? They were so delicious that I’d still be eating them, but I got down […]

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Herb harvest signals beginning of season’s end

September 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments · Food preparation

In anticipation, perhaps, of today’s autumnal equinox, I went out yesterday and harvested herbs for drying. Based on my success with mint, I decided to cut and dry sage, rosemary (which had developed a couple of flowers), oregano and a teensy bit of thyme. I also decided to wait until I’m ready to bring in […]

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Drying mint a fragrant, painless process

July 7th, 2008 · 54 Comments · Food preparation

On a recent foray to the backyard, I looked upon my mint and thought, “Behold! I could actually use this stuff for more than garnish!” And so I dried it. As previously promised, here is my report on drying mint. Inspiration I love the smell of fresh mint, and I have a small, contained patch […]

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