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Old 10-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Sage - freeze it or dry it?

I have a bit of sage from my garden. Is it better to dry it or to freeze it? Which will leave more flavour? If I dry it, should I hang it to dry or dehydrate it using the dehydrate setting of my toaster oven?

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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I dry sage by putting it in a dry vase for a few days. I've never tried freezing sage, so I can't compare, but I usually dry woody herbs and freeze soft ones.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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I dry mine, tie it in small bundles with either thread or a rubber band, and hang it from my herb dryer thingy. It air dries so well I don't bother with the dehydrator, and the flavor lasts for years. I would opt for drying over freezing sage.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I'm drying it now.
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You can do both. Drying it changes the flavour, it tastes almost like a whole other herb when dried. Freezing preserves the fresh flavour.
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I freeze it, too. Carefully chopped into 1/4-inch pieces and packed loosely into 2-cup freezer containers.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:47 AM   #7
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I'll try freezing some another time. I'm not really sure what it tastes like fresh. I use sage mostly when making breakfast sausage.
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