Homegrown Dried Herbs

I have said it before, its cheap and easy to grown your own herbs at home and well worth it. If you are not a gardener, you can buy a seedling for about the same price of buying a bunch of herbs from the supermarket.  As long as you use it once, you are breaking even!


In the garden I have rosemary, parsley, sage, oregano,basil, mint, lemon balm and pineapple sage all thriving on my neglect. I use them fresh but I also dry them for use in cooking.IMG_5357[1]Basil


When I want to dry them (I particularly love dried oregano and basil), I harvest long stalks from the plant (which then encourages new growth). I then tie them in bunches and hang them upside down from hooks in my kitchen. 


IMG_5353[1]I then forget about it for a while until its fully dried through.

The end product is a jar of yummy dried leaves perfect to adding to all sorts of dishes


IMG_5355[1]Its easy, cheap, sustainable and delicious!