There are so many reasons we add herbs to food (flavor being at the forefront of those reasons) – but did you know that conventional herbs can contain plants treated with chemicals and contain GMOs? Drying your own guarantees a lack of chemicals and additives. It’s also a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends or family!
Step One: Pick your organic herbs. (If you do not have access to a garden, purchase them from the store and make sure they contain no GMOs and are labeled organic.) Cut them from the step and run them quickly under water to wash off any dirt (or in our case, a spider web!)
Step Two: Gather your kitchen twine. You will need to tie the stems of your herbs together. Don’t tie different herbs together, as they will mix flavors while drying.
Step Three: Hang your herbs in a warm room, preferably facing south. You can also place them in a paper bag to collect the dried pieces are they begin to fall off.
Step Four: Once your herbs begin to dry remove them from the bag or hook and place them in a glass container for later use.
Bon appétit, ya’ll!