How to Make Dried Herbs

Do you plant an herb garden each spring, but by early summer your plants are happy, happy, happy and producing way more than you can possibly use?

A frugal foodie will never let food go to waste especially those expensive herbs.

So, what do you do when your garden is overrun with herbs?

You could cut fresh herbs and give them to neighbors, friends and co-workers. You might earn some brownie points with your boss

You could find recipes to help you use those herbs everyday…breakfast, lunch and dinner! Of course, you're family may revolt if you serve fresh cilantro on everything, everyday.

You could learn how to make dried herbs, so you can enjoy your bounty all year long. Now that sounds like the best idea!

How to Make Dried Herbs

1. Remove and wash the leaves, pat dry, place in a single layer on a microwavable plate.

2. Microwave on high for 30-second increments until the herbs are brittle – this will take about 2 minutes depending on the type of herb and your microwave.

3. Cool, crumble and store in an airtight container. Don't forget to label your herbs!

If you have an abundance of herbs, why don't you get spice jars and print these cute FREE labels for a lovely homemade gift. Simply click on the image for complete printing instructions.

how to make dried herbs

By the way, the last time I checked, a tiny box of fresh basil was $3! WOW…my plant is worth at least $30!

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