How To Dry Fresh Herbs

Got an abundance of fresh herbs, or just like to DIY? Learn how to dry herbs for use in recipes all year long. [related_content align=left title=Grow Your Own][related_content_data content_type=WpPost...

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ISO: chervil

by biggreenmatt 2 years ago

Chervil's surprisingly hard to find. Danforth or downtown preferred.

Blanched Basil is Bland

by HouseofEscobar 3 years ago

I am trying to preserve a pound of basil via blanch and freeze. I didn't think I did the blanching too long, maybe 8 seconds. I also didn't do an ice bath, but instead, very cold water. The harves...

Dried Mint Any Good For Tzatziki?

by zackly 3 years ago

I like fresh mint but not fresh dill in my Tzatziki Sauce. If I don't have any fresh mint can I use dried like McCormick's or am I better off omitting it altogether?

Ground Angelica Golpar in Toronto

by mnajji 3 years ago

Hi everyone, Trying to make zeytoon parvardeh (Persian spread). Does anyone know where I can find this stuff in Toronto? I've checked several middle-eastern grocery stores and while some people ...

What should mint really smell like?

by Jellyhead 3 years ago

I'm new to herb growing, this spring I brought home a few herbs from one of our most reputable local nurseries. I purchased sweet basil, parsley, green onion and two types of mint, one strawberry ...

How To Preserve Dill?

by herby 3 years ago

I stopped by my little community garden today to assess what need to be done before planting and it is covered with young dill! Someone planted dill a few years ago and now we all get some or lots....

Help!!! Marjoram substitute needed

by eding888 3 years ago

I am making chicken and wild rice. I don't have any marjoram left. What spice should I use?

Sorrel in Sydney

by mrmathew 3 years ago

I'm trying to find fresh herbs - Sorrel - in Sydney. Called Harris Farm and Norton St Grocer and neither have any. In my hometown, Melbourne, I could easily order from my favourite greengrocer...

Where to find gentian root in Van?

by mendicity 3 years ago

I'm going to make amari for Christmas gifts this year and the recipe I've settled on calls for gentian root. Anyone know if we have a local source or am I best to order online? Thanks in advance fo...

Recipes to Showcase Spices

by Springbowk 4 years ago

Hello, Hounds! I need some simple recipes that include flavorful spices and/or herbs, to help make my non-foodie family less fearful of bold ingredients. We live in eastern Kentucky and we make a m...

Freezing Candied Sage

by changingwoman 4 years ago

I have an abundance of fresh sage and would like to candy some for holiday gifts. Does anyone have actual experience in freezing candied herb leaves and if so, any tips would be much appreciated.

Wild Fennel Seeds

by OliveYou2 4 years ago

Does anyone know where I can purchase "Wild Fennel Seeds" in Los Angeles? I have been searching around with no luck, and was hoping to find them locally vs. online. Any help would be appreciated! :)

Best dried herbs?

by Fuffy 4 years ago

Am about to fulfill old New Year resolution of throwing out old dried herbs and buying new. I seem to remember that Cooks Illustrated once tested various brands of dried herbs and spices but I ca...

Hydroponic Window Boxes

by outRIAAge 4 years ago

Living in an apartment, I wanted fresh herbs. So I got into hydroponics, and invented a hydroponic window box. Just like a regular window box, but made from 3/8" cedar, and only sealed on the joint...

Lemon balm gone wild!

by CindyJ 4 years ago

Lemon balm is one of those plants that I like the idea of, but I really don't know what to do with it. Last year, when I shopped for my summer herbs, I bought one lemon balm plant. I never plante...

Favorite ways to enjoy basil

by ChefyV 4 years ago

I love basil and use it in sandwiches and pesto. What are some of your favorite ways to use basil? Just looking to add more basil to my life.

culantro vs shado beni

by Shrinkrap 7 years ago

Need some help here! I am running into both in my quest to recreate my late aunt's West Indian pepper sauce. It is mustard colored, with scotch bonnets and vinegar, and not a lot else. My m...

How to counteract the bitterness in a blended soup?

by glify 4 years ago

I recently came across a YouTube video that said blended soups should balance watery vegetables with water, citrus juice, sodium, pungent vegetables and herbs, and a fat to act as a creaming ingred...

Can you grind dried herbs with kosher salt in a salt mill?

by danablake 4 years ago

I'd like to make some seasoned kosher salts (like salt with dried rosemary, for example) and wondered whether I could just mix kosher salt plus the herb and then put it in a salt mill/grinder. W...

Mole con pollo newbie / hoja santa in Boston?

by contaminatrix 4 years ago

New initiate to mole con pollo, want to go for the gold with Oaxaca-style mole negro as my first attempt at actually making it. I hear (i.e., Wikipedia says) that hoja santa imparts a crucial fl...