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How to harvest and preserve your fresh herbs

How to harvest and preserve your fresh herbs

as we start approaching winter and the farmers market bounty begins to dwindle, an herb drying rack is a great way to ensure you'll have your favorite herbs at the ready well through the season. whether you're an avid gardener or a market shopper, you can craft your own version of a dried herb mobile using my guide.

as we start approaching winter and the farmers market bounty begins to dwindle, an herb drying rack is a great way to ensure you'll have your favorite herbs at the ready well through the season. whether you're an avid gardener or a market shopper, you can craft your own version of a dried herb mobile using my guide.

Walking into an herb shop is like walking into a magical wonderland. I love the way it smells, the collection of curious labels and recipe books, and the endless line of herb packed jars sitting atop

Walking into an herb shop is like walking into a magical wonderland. I love the way it smells, the collection of curious labels and recipe books, and the endless line of herb packed jars sitting atop

Outdoor Wreaths & Wreaths For Front Door | Williams-Sonoma

Outdoor Wreaths & Wreaths For Front Door | Williams-Sonoma

My kind of pantry..love it

My kind of pantry..love it

TIps on Drying and Preserving Herbs - Dan 330 http://livedan330.com/2014/08/18/tips-drying-preserving-herbs/

TIps on Drying and Preserving Herbs - Dan 330 http://livedan330.com/2014/08/18/tips-drying-preserving-herbs/

Tudor kitchen at Hampton Court Palace - this was the biggest kitchen I've ever stood in.

Tudor kitchen at Hampton Court Palace - this was the biggest kitchen I've ever stood in.

I used to think that herbs were just seasoning. I had no idea how healthy they are for you! I've been growing my own herbs for several years, but this year I learned how to actually harvest, dry, and preserve fresh herbs. It's so easy - let me show you how!

I used to think that herbs were just seasoning. I had no idea how healthy they are for you! I've been growing my own herbs for several years, but this year I learned how to actually harvest, dry, and preserve fresh herbs. It's so easy - let me show you how!

I'm totally into modern medicine, but I love the idea of having a cute little nook like this in my dream kitchen where I can make nice smelling sachets or dry herbs from the garden or arrange my loose leaf teas | The Home Apothecary

I'm totally into modern medicine, but I love the idea of having a cute little nook like this in my dream kitchen where I can make nice smelling sachets or dry herbs from the garden or arrange my loose leaf teas | The Home Apothecary

How to Make a Tincture: It does not matter what size jar you use as long as the top one quarter is liquid. Dry herbs lose their potency within a year. Fresh herbs rot soon after harvest. Tinctures preserve and extract the medicinal properties of an herb in an alcoholic extract, and can last more than a hundred years. You can purchase tinctures, or you can make your own. They are very easy to make.

How to Make a Tincture: It does not matter what size jar you use as long as the top one quarter is liquid. Dry herbs lose their potency within a year. Fresh herbs rot soon after harvest. Tinctures preserve and extract the medicinal properties of an herb in an alcoholic extract, and can last more than a hundred years. You can purchase tinctures, or you can make your own. They are very easy to make.