Thursday, August 27, 2015

Drying fresh herbs for gift giving!




Before I left for the Cape, I cut my oregano plant down to the ground. 

You probably know that I do not have a green thumb, but I am lucky with herbs.  It grew back quite quickly:


Today I cut the herb back again….


…and decided to dry the herbs.


I stripped the leaves off the stems...


…and dried them in the microwave, one minute at a time, for 3 minutes:


I placed some of the dried oregano in plastic zip bags...


…and placed that into a paper bag...


…adding a label and a paper parasol as a closure:


A cute little gift for neighbors!


Sharing with Grace at Home


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4 comments:

  1. Aren't you the clever one! The little gift bags are a cute idea, Patti. I know your neighbors will appreciate the dried herbs and your thoughtfulness.

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  2. Such a sweet idea. Our oregano did great this year. Our basil, not so much. =(

    Jeanine

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  3. That is very sweet of you to share your herbs, Patti! I love how you've packaged them up, too.

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  4. Patti, this is a great idea! I had no idea you could dry herbs in the microwave. Love the way you've packaged them--but of course I love it! I always love the way you package things! :)

    Thanks for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!

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