Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Freezing Summer Herbs

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Originally uploaded by smaxwell2009

I just love walking out the the garden in the summer and picking herbs to use in that night's dinner. In order to enjoy a little summer in the dead of winter, I'm freezing some of our basil.

The freezing method works best for soft herbs like basil, cilantro, parsley or sage. Drying works best for thyme, rosemary or lavender.

Freezing Summer Herbs

1. Pick herbs (preferably just before flowering).
2. Wash and dry them on a kitchen towel.
3. Place on parchment paper on a plate or on a baking sheet and put in the freezer for a few hours to flash freeze.
4. Move herbs to a freezer safe jar or plastic container and label for winter use.

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