I have many recipes utilizing Fresh Rosemary and we have it available all year.
I cut branches during the summer and bundle them together with twine and hang the bunches in the garage, to dry.
When they're completely dry, I squeeze, twist and strip the needles from the branches. I compost the branches and process the dried needles in a coffee grinder that I only use for dried herbs.
I combine the crushed Rosemary with French Sea Salt and put some of it in a Clay Shaker that we bought in London. The remainder is put in my Herb Box.
I use the Rosemary infused Salt in many dishes that I cook.
I love the taste of Herb infused Sea Salt.
I also dry Basil and Oregano from our Herb Garden.
Even if you don't have the space for a large Herb Garden, you can grow Herbs indoors in Terra Cotta Pots.
I hope you take the time to grow and use your own Fresh and Dried Herbs.
I posted some pictures of the process.
Peace in the Kitchen!
|Some of the branches before they're stripped|
|These are the needles after they're stripped|
|This is the Coffee Grinder that I only use for dried herbs|
and the clay shaker that we bought in London
|This is my Herb Box, it contains,|
Herbed Sea Salt
Salt Free Seasoning
Plain Sea Salt
Herbes de Provence
Pepper Corns ( in the well you can't see)
The lid swings around to expose the wells