|Dried oregano from my community garden|
You don’t need fancy equipment to dry herbs. All you need is a clean paper bag. Harvest your herbs, pop them inside. Roll the bag’s top closed to keep the dust out. And wait.
Then do as I do. Move the bag back and forth on the kitchen countertop whenever it’s in the way. A few weeks later, give it a squeeze. If it sounds crunchy inside, you’re probably done.
Today, I crumbled my home-grown oregano inside the bag, and poured it into one of our dad’s old spice jars with his hand-lettered label. Dad died 20 years ago next month, so it makes me happy to think there’s still a little part of him in my kitchen. Afterwards, I pulled the last stubborn leaves of oregano off the stems, and my hands smelled wonderful for hours.
Try it! Or tell us what easy methods you use for drying herbs.