Thursday, September 6, 2012
HOW TO DRY BASIL
We planted too much basil this year. I’ve given tons away, used it in cooking and salads and made basil pesto, and I still have basil coming out my ears. We decided to do something. We cut off a bunch of stems, pulled off the leaves, then rinsed and dried them.
Hubby cut the basil in smaller pieces with kitchen shears.
Then he laid them on a window screen that he first washed.
Up to the attic they went for about 2 weeks. The result? Dried basil that looks, smells and tastes just like the dried basil you find in a store. Except for one thing: this basil has not been irradiated like McCormick’s. Now he’s drying more to give away.