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Old 07-14-2011, 12:02 PM   #11
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I wouldn't buy fresh herbs for a long time, because it was hard for two people to use them up. This idea lets me buy what I need and freeze the rest!
I started doing this when I started growing my own herbs, didn't want to waste all my hard work..lol! Works like a charm :)
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I have a dehydrator, and have had great luck drying onions, celery leaves (my fave) and herbs. I freeze quite a bit also......
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:41 PM   #13
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I have a dehydrator, and have had great luck drying onions, celery leaves (my fave) and herbs. I freeze quite a bit also......
I would love to buy a dehydrator, I've always wanted one. Know any good affordable brands?
P.S I'm also a celery leaf fan, ever try making celery leaf tea with lemon? It's really good and good for you :)
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:55 PM   #14
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I wouldn't buy fresh herbs for a long time, because it was hard for two people to use them up. This idea lets me buy what I need and freeze the rest!
Two people? Try buying herbs for one! I have a hard time using up those little plastic single serving containers even.

Love this idea. I'll be trying it out next time I buy fresh herbs for something.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:00 PM   #15
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I wonder if the best way to have fresh herbs for a family of one or two is to buy a few small potted plants. SO and I were at TJ's this morning and saw a whole rack of 4" pots with various herbs - thyme, rosemary, sage, tarragon, mint, and one or two more I can't remember.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:04 PM   #16
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Two people? Try buying herbs for one! I have a hard time using up those little plastic single serving containers even.

Love this idea. I'll be trying it out next time I buy fresh herbs for something.
Soon all of DC will have herb ice cubes in their freezers..lol!
Store bought herbs don't last me long, that's why I plant my own. My herb garden is as much a pharmacy as it is a garden :) Love herbs!
Talking about which, I'm going to go make some fresh peppermint tea! I ate too much :(
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I wonder if the best way to have fresh herbs for a family of one or two is to buy a few small potted plants. SO and I were at TJ's this morning and saw a whole rack of 4" pots with various herbs - thyme, rosemary, sage, tarragon, mint, and one or two more I can't remember.
I would invest in one of those little herb garden things if there weren't mixed reviews on them. The name is escaping me right now.
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I wonder if the best way to have fresh herbs for a family of one or two is to buy a few small potted plants. SO and I were at TJ's this morning and saw a whole rack of 4" pots with various herbs - thyme, rosemary, sage, tarragon, mint, and one or two more I can't remember.
A herb garden is very rewarding, I planted my herbs in large pots until I had a big enough garden and it flourished!
Thyme, basil, mint and parsley are a good start. Really easy to grow.
Do yourself a favour if you decide to give it a go, buy Margeret Roberts's A-Z of herbs. It's a really good book to have and teaches you many ways to use your herbs and all about when and how to plant them :)
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I would invest in one of those little herb garden things if there weren't mixed reviews on them. The name is escaping me right now.

I'm just talking about little pots of dirt with small plants in them. Nothing fancy. Small investment.
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I'm just talking about little pots of dirt with small plants in them. Nothing fancy. Small investment.
Little pots of herbs hey? Let me know how little your herb collection is a few months after buying them? You'll love it believe me..lol!
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