I made a post here that I was obsessed with drying herbs. Well I still am.
Today I cut down the basil plant for this year and with it, I have plenty of basil leaves to dry.
This is how I dry my herbs: Cut off plant (make sure to leave a little room down bottom to hang), Wash, Dry on paper towel for a few hours, Hang upside down for about 2 weeks, Pick stems off when dry, Put in food processer and turn on for 10 seconds – this will grind it, put in spice jar. TA-DA. This is so easy and you get so many fresh herbs to use year round now. Every time you grab that bottle of ground up basil in January when it’s 20 degrees out you’ll smile because you’ll remember the summer growing it.
Basil that was just washed.
The food processor continues to change my life.
Some of the 8 batches I have hanging around.