Dry Your Garden Herbs For The Winter

There’s nothing better than fresh herbs to season your soups, chilis, chicken, meat, and even seafood dishes. It’s hard to find fresh herbs during the winter unless you get them from the grocery stores, but then you really don’t know what they’ve been treated or sprayed with or how they were grown. Unless, of course you’re shopping organically at Whole Foods (some of us aren’t so lucky-my closest is almost 2.5 hours away) 😦   Organic fresh herbs are hard to come by especially in the winter, so why not save your own from the garden before the frost gets to them first??

It’s super easy, inexpensive, and they’ll be ready to go the next time you’re in the kitchen digging frantically through the cabinets, searching for the oregano, thyme, and rosemary shakers. Here’s our fun and simple way to use everything you can from your garden and dry your own herbs for the winter, while also knowing where your food comes from. Just as a side note: we put down 2 inches of straw throughout the “herb” raised bed last winter. Since it was so mild last year, we were still able to pick fresh chives, rosemary,mint, thyme, rue, and oregano through out the whole year. Just that little bit of straw will keep the soil warm enough to protect all those savory treats.

Here’s to herbs all year and always having a garden’s bounty! Make sure to turn up your volume loud, my videographer had a bit of technical difficulties so sound gets a little quite for about a minute.

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

5 thoughts on “Dry Your Garden Herbs For The Winter

  1. I loved your video! And the sound was just fine. THis is helpful. I had a vague idea of the best methods, but wasn’t sure. And I have a Whole Foods and other stores with wonderful organic herbs close at hand, but the prices are out of this world! So this is such a good idea. Thank you! Debra

    • Thank you as always pretty lady! Hope you got my email last week.Let me know how your herbs turn out! I’m sure you have a longer warm season than I do so I hope you have lots of time to do your herbs xox

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