How to Dry Herbs in the Oven

How to Dry Herbs in the Oven

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Garden Gone Nuts? Try Drying Herbs in the Oven

Not everything in my garden takes, but some things… well, they produce.

This year it was sage and thyme. And, with the weather getting colder, I had to decide what I was going to do with all of my excess bounty.

In the past, I’ve tried hanging and drying the herbs from my garden, but I ended up with more on the floor than I did in my spice drawer. So, this year, I decided I would try drying herbs in the oven.

And you know what? It worked like a charm. Now, not only does my house smell amazing, but I’ve got Thanksgiving dinner in the bag.  

How to Dry Herbs in the Oven

Pick the herbs free from the stems

Wash & dry the herbs completely

Spread the cleaned herbs out on a baking sheet

Bake in the oven at 180º for 1-3 hours (or until the herbs are dried and crumble to the touch)

Crumble the herbs and store in an airtight container. Dried herbs should last for about 1 year

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