Whether you have an abundance from your herb garden or you just bought too much at the farmer's market, knowing how to preserve herbs properly means you'll have flavourful herbs for cooking all year long.
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Frugality-centred blog Bargaineering has a practical guide to preserving fresh herbs. One of the important aspects of preserving herbs they highlight is when to simply hang and air dry them or use a freezer to lock in the flavour.
- Air dry: Sage, mint, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, oregano, and dill all taste good when dried.
- Freeze: Basil, parsley, cilantro and chives lose a bunch of their flavor when dried, so consider freezing instead.
Check out the full article at the link below to see how best to harvest your herbs for preserving and how to store them when you're done. Have a garden or kitchen tip to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.