Stop Wasting Your Herbs

So, I'm usually not the one to tell you what to do with your life. Since I'm so dainty and precious and mild and meek. Like a cute little field mouse. I think you're getting the picture. However, you need to stop wasting your herbs and seasonings. You go buy them at the store and let them get moldy and gross in your fridge or counter. No one thinks that is cute. Translation: Fix your ugly face.

Just Kidding.

However, I feel like this post is just a little bit of a necessary handy trick. I recently discovered this and it is just so easy, the world needs to know.

Dried Herbs

Drying Herbs

This process is so simple that you're probably going to laugh and think to yourself, "What a waste of a post, you foolish little adorable field mouse." But little do you know, that in my head, I'm so far above you in intellect and all that junk that I scoff at your doubt. Also, because I know this is going to change your life.

Literally take any herbs/seasonings you have (that you don't plan on using right away) and wash them really well. Make sure you get all your nasty germs off of them too. Just kidding. It's Monday and I've only had 1.5 cups of coffee so I'm a little extra on the sassy.

If you're drying garlic, cut any large pieces into smaller "bite-size" type pieces. Arrange a single layer on a cookie sheet and allow about 1.5-2 hours in the oven on the lowest heat setting possible. This is usually 170 degrees for most ovens.

This is really a great trick to help you be thrifty and efficient. I dried a bunch of herbs this way to make olive-oil infusions as Christmas gifts. Store them in air-tight containers and use your dried herbs as seasonings in your cooking. When you need garlic powder, pulse the dried garlic in a food processor or spice/coffee grinder. It is so much better than store-bought garlic powder.

You're welcome!