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9/3/09 11:48 P

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Thank you! Everyone! I will be experimenting soon! Maybe I will try all and see which one works best in the long run...

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9/3/09 1:11 P

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I understand that one should dry them in the dehydrator and then freeze them in ziploc type bags (getting the air out as best as possible). That way they stay fresh and if there is any moisture left they don't mold because they are in the freezer.

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8/25/09 4:17 P

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Oh yeah; definitely would have to be completely dry, otherwise you'd have to throw them out.

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Well, see, thats what I thought too. Then I got to thinking, if they are not totally dry, being sealed, they would mold.

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8/24/09 7:41 P

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I'm bookmarking this thread to my Favorites.

I don't think you should poke holes in the jars; wouldn't they lose strength that way over time? After they are dried I'd think you would want to keep them sealed tightly (like you do all other spices?).

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We just toss basil, parsley, whatever, in separate freezer bags, put them in the freezer, and then when we need some, snip what we want off the frozen sheet with kitchen scissors.

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I have dried basil in the oven before. May have to do that again this year.

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interesting!

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8/24/09 2:24 P

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I have read that you can chop them and freeze them in water in ice trays. Once they are frozen move them to a freezer bag. Then thaw when you are ready to use and they are like fresh. Worth a try. emoticon


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I don't have any old spice jars, but I do have some half-pint canning jars. should I poke holes in the lid?

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8/24/09 11:54 A

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In the past I have washed the herbs, patted them dry and then put them in the dehydrator. Once dry, I take them off the stems and put them in old spice jars that I saved. You can remove the stems before you dry them too, but I find it easier to just dry the whole thing and then remove the leaves once they are dry. I've done thyme, basil and oregano this way in the past.



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I am in need of a way to save herbs. I only have a few (thyme, oregano and chives) and they are producing a lot. It also got quite chilly last night and I am thinking I need to get them preserved somehow.

I have a dehydrator, so I can use that. I just don't know any specifics (in jars or bags, dried in oven or dehydrator, holes in lids as a shaker-type storage or sealed tight, you get the picture!

Thanks! Pam

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