Friday, June 15, 2012

Drying Herbs



Oregano in the dehydrator

Parsley in the dehydrator

Dried Oregano

Dried Parsley

Parsley and Oregano ready to flavor a variety of winter meals.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Herb Butter

The Oregano needed pruning!

After snipping about half the height from the

..I added most to the dehydrator.

(The parsley wanted to go to seed
so it was trimmed, also, and shared
half of the racks in the dehydrator.)

The aroma was so fragrant
it made me hungry for a tasty
treat of a lightly toasted roll
with herb butter.

To make my Oregano, Garlic and
Parmesan butter I first
stripped the leaves from the stem by grasping
the top with the fingers of one hand
and pulling down the stem with the fingers
of the other hand.
(the stems go to the compost)

Chop leaves fine ~
about 3 Tablespoons

Add to 1/4 cup softened butter

Add a heaping Tablespoon of minced garlic
(I usually use fresh, but didn't have any so
used this garlic in a jar.)

Add 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Mix up with a spoon and place in a pretty little
crock or bowl.

I spread a roll with the butter and
toasted lightly!
Mmmm! Delish!

You can use a variety of herbs
such as Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme, Marjoram,
Basil, and Sage
or any combination of the above.
Be creative ~ add Garlic, lemon, pepper,cheese.
It can be used on meats, fish, chicken and vegetables.
It's perfect for grilling ~
add a pat and let it melt it's herbal
goodness right down into what ever you are cooking.
Tastes so good!
Freezes well and keeps for about 3 months.
Fill up a pretty jar and
present it to your host at that next

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