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.