Quick Tip – Saturday Reruns/Using the Heat at Hand

Some of my best tips are buried, way, way back in the archives of the blog.  Give this flash-drying tip a try, you will be amazed at how well it works.

Using the trunk of my car to flash-dry parsley and other herbs has been one of my better “quirky” ideas. Gently rinse fresh herbs, dry on a towel, lay in a single layer on a metal cookie sheet, place in your HOT car.

Parsley, and most other herbs, dry to a perfect crispness in only three days. The leaves lose none of their brilliant green color or sensational scent as they dry. I’m thrilled with the results.

In the photo above I’ve dried lemon balm, thyme, and basil. At this stage, the herbs are very dry. To further ensure they have no moisture left in their leaves I keep them in labeled brown lunch bag for a week or two longer, before final storage in a jar or plastic bag.

  • One note…basil does not retain its brilliant green color, but the flavor is still intact.

Give this easy drying technique a try…flowers work too!

8 thoughts on “Quick Tip – Saturday Reruns/Using the Heat at Hand

    1. Timelesslady

      Thanks Anne…another good one I’m going to rerun next Saturday is laying herbs on a dish in your fridge. This also dries them out. I read that one on the Internet somewhere and shared it…will rerun the post next week. Both ways work great.

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  1. Kathy,
    I have read this tip when you wrote it originally and I wondered where you got so many herbs to dry but now I know- you grow them !!
    This is a great tip.
    PS: What do you use dried parsley for ?

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  2. I had to pop over to thank you for following and I always like to visit the site of a new follower if they leave a comment. It’s much appreciated. You have some good ideas here for drying herbs. I’ve been trying to figure it out on my own. Your blog has a lot of interesting subjects and I’ll be popping back in again. Thank you.

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