Originally Posted by BreezyCooking
If I were you I wouldn't bother. Dried basil, like dried tarragon, only retains its flavor for a few months at best. After that it - like dried tarragon - tastes like dried lawn grass.
I beg to disagree. My dry basil from last summer is still very potent. As is my rosemary. In fact, I have some basil from 2 summers ago that is still plenty fine.
There are a lot of things I prefer
to use dry herbs for. If I don't grow it and dry it myself, I buy from Penzeys.