Harvesting Herbs for Cooking
I cut the herbs early in the morning. Not so early that they were damp from dew but a bit later after they were quite dry.
|Rosemary & Oregano|
|Herbs on Paper Towels|
Next I shook the herbs to get rid of dust and bits of debris, then I placed them all on paper towels. I wanted to be sure they were fairly clean and dry before bundling them for tying.
|Herbs Drying on Racks|
The tea towel is placed to stop direct sunlight from hitting the herbs. It's a south facing window, not the best spot for drying herbs but it's the only place where I have the wooden racks that are perfect for drying.
When the herbs are completely dry I will place them in green glass containers and store them in a cool dark pantry for use in my cooking.