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Old 04-13-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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How to dry herbs?

i have extra fresh thyme, sage and rosemary. how should i dry them? i've been told to tie string around the bottom of the stems and hang upside down till dry. is this a good method or not?
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:37 AM   #2
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Yes, if you can hang them in a dry area with plenty of air circulation.
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Yes, if you can hang them in a dry area with plenty of air circulation.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:51 AM   #4
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I put mine in a dry vase and keep them on the kitchen counter, out of the sun, till they're dry.
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I put mine in a dry vase and keep them on the kitchen counter, out of the sun, till they're dry.
ty that sounds easy
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I've been known to heat the oven to 200 and then turn it off and stick the herbs on a cookie sheet and do it that way. I'm too impatient and forgetful to hang something and wait.
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I've been known to heat the oven to 200 and then turn it off and stick the herbs on a cookie sheet and do it that way. I'm too impatient and forgetful to hang something and wait.
hmmmmm i do stale bread for crumbs that way. do the herbs get a roasted flavor?
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No because there's no heat. 200 is low and you turn the oven off before putting the herbs in. I don't leave them very long, just long enough to get dry.
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No because there's no heat. 200 is low and you turn the oven off before putting the herbs in. I don't leave them very long, just long enough to get dry.
thank you. do you think i could use the toaster oven? instead of heating the regular oven. preheat for 10 minutes and then turn it off and put herbs in?
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No. The reason for the large oven is the circulation. A toaster over has 0 circulation.
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