Preserving Your Herb Harvest

Fresh herbs on wooden backgroundReflectively viewing my own herb garden became the inspiration for Footsteps in Eden Reflexology’s focus over the next few weeks. Did you plant an herb garden this summer? Do you have a perennial herb garden from which to harvest aromatic treasures year after year? How do you preserve your herb harvest?

With a quick search for herbs on Pinterest I discovered this great article from Taste of Home. It offers simple instructions for hang drying, rack drying, oven drying and even microwave drying (athough I’m not sure nutrient properties aren’t lost on this one) of your herbs. And this caught my attention, too: A section on how to make fire starters with newspaper and dried herbs. I’m thinking that would be an interesting surprise for your cozy fire a few months from now. Tied up with twine and having the appearance of a party popper, they would also be a unique DIY gift idea, too.

Would you prefer a fresher way to enjoy your herbs this winter? You’ll love this article from The Kitchn on freezing your herbs in olive oil. (Coconut oil would, most likely, work just as well.)

Be watching for our upcoming blog posts about herbs to include:

  • Herbal Teas
  • Herbal Detox
  • Indoor Herb Gardens

And… Connie says, “I think of essential oils as “Herbs on Steroids.” Be watching for where she might take that topic later in the month as she shares more of the role of Young Living essential oils in her journey to wellness.

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