Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fresh herbs from my garden.....


You don't need a green thumb to grow herbs - and I am proof positive of that!


The trick is to not let them flower - once they flower, they stop producing leaves and often get leggy.


I dry all my herbs in the microwave on paper plates and then I store them in zip bags.  I share with my friends and family and like to dress them up a bit.


I add the zip bags to pretty little packages or jars...


...with labels on them...


I have even used popcorn boxes...


... and paper bags!


I also like to make herbal vinegar....


...and share it in cute little jars...


...for friends to enjoy!


And there is always a few herbs by my kitchen sink in a vase of water for emergencies!!


There is NOTHING like the aroma of fresh basil!

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7 comments:

  1. These would make such great hostess gifts! And I love that you dry them in the microwave. Clever girl.;-)

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  2. Patti... what a great idea for gifts! And I love how you package them! Have a great week!

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  3. Patti, I love the way you share from your garden. Your ideas for hostess gifts are always clever and beautifully packaged. I agree with Lisa, you are a clever girl!

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  4. Very clever, patti, to dry them in the microwave! I never thought of doing that and usually have them hanging up. I always have a vase of mint or basil on the kitchen counter too! My mint has become a huge forest that is taking over a bench near my house and the only attention it gets is when I snip some! It's crazy! Your friends must love to see you coming with those beautiful and useful hostess gifts. Linda

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  5. Patti, these are great tips and gift ideas! I haven't grown herbs in a few years, but love this idea. You make it look simple. Very clever, indeed!

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  6. i love herbs and have never really tried to grow them...daughter in law planted some kind of herb but it's got blooms all over it so guess it's a no-go...:(
    I bragged about the pretty muffin dish you sent me again in my post today....xoxo

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  7. Wow, lucky are those receiving your garden gifts Patti. Love how you package them for gift giving. Thanks for sharing the tips..........

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