Although I hate to garden, I do enjoy planting a small herb garden. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with how big the plants can grow, so I dry the herbs in the microwave.
This is how to dry thyme:
Holding the stem, slide you finger and thumb down from the top to "peel" the leaves off the stem:
Place the leaves on a paper plate:
Scatter the leaves so that they are spread out:
Microwave for a minute, toss them about, and microwave for 30 seconds more:
They are now ready to store in a jar or zip bag:
I collect small jars throughout the year to store my dried herbs. I always have some on hand for hostess gifts or to add to gift baskets.