I've been drying them little by little before the winter months come our way (which happen to be right around the corner, I do say.)
It is mighty easy.
Just cut, rinse and let them sit out on the sun (or indoors.) You can hang them to dry or simply place them on a tray (like I've done.)
Some herbs-like rosemary-dry very quickly. Others-like basil- take a several days to dry, you just have to be a little patient.
I have big plans for all these lovely herbs and lavender. Aside from using them to enhance flavors in my food, I want to collect enough dry herbs and give some away as gifts come Christmas. I do think they would make lovely gifts. How about some lavender satchels for drawers? Or cute cups filled with mint chocolate? Or simply, jars filled with herbs and tied with a cute ribbon? The possibilities are endless.
What are your favorite herbs to dry? Give away? Any gift ideas?