Harvest and store aromatic herbs

Harvest and store aromatic herbs

Tips for drying herbs and spices, time and method of harvest and other useful information.
Like Chili Pepper Files, this post is an index of all recipes and information about spices and aromatic herbs mixtures in the blog. Aromatic breadcrumbs: garlic, oreganon, [...]
The previous post about storing mint is turned soon into one of the most popular, so I decided to post about another way to store mint and other herbs: dried. The picture in [...]
Sage leaves become more aromatic when dried, so it's better to harvest them during summer, choosing bigger and health leaves. During winter dormancy, it's better to not harvest [...]
I harvested the lemon grass to prepare some recipes (Thai chicken soup - Tom Ka Gai and Yellow Thai curry paste), and I took a few pictures. Lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) [...]
As many of you already know, the best way to store basil is freezing it in ice cubes. During winter, a basil cube will be like a summer sunbeam added to your ragout, soups, [...]
You can harvest rosemary and use it fresh all year long, except in coldest months when it's better to let the plant rest. It's possible to harvest in summer and store it: here [...]
Chamomile flowers should be harvested before they fade, washed and dried in a ventilated, not humid, dark place. Then you can store them in a container, away from light and heat [...]
Dandelion is a spontaneous herb, and it's all edible: leaves, flowers, roots... even buds. Some people say that they were similar to capers... I tryed them and it's not true: [...]
Last month the wild thyme produced soft new shoots that were about to bloom. Harvest the thyme during bolting and flowering: cut the green shoots, wash and dry, then place them [...]
Marjoram blooms during the summer, and this is the right time to harvest it, preferably in the morning. Harvest the tender stems with flowering tops, usually 10 to 30 cm long [...]
I made two pots of herbal vinegar, a garlic one with a strong red vinegar (on the left) and a mint one with a more delicate apple vinegar (on the right). Garlic [...]
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