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I found this helpful idea on kingarthurflour.com. Go to - http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2011/10/29/dry-fresh-herbs-in-30-seconds-flat-%E2%80%93-really/ I dried a bunch of my basil leaves this a
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Drying herbs in the microwave

posted at 8/18/2013 8:54 PM EDT
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I found this helpful idea on kingarthurflour.com. Go to - http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2011/10/29/dry-fresh-herbs-in-30-seconds-flat-%E2%80%93-really/

I dried a bunch of my basil leaves this afternoon, and this really works. It looks so pretty and inviting sitting on my counter top. Tomorrow I'll do dill and parsley. Can't wait to use them.

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posted at 8/18/2013 11:33 PM EDT
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Thanks for sharing the link Verlee.  None of my basil came up this year but I have a whole lot of dill and it doesn't do too well in the freezer, especially when I forget about it lol.

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posted at 8/19/2013 12:35 AM EDT
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You can also freeze Herbs in ICE Trays.

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posted at 8/19/2013 7:43 AM EDT
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thank you for sharing this we me.

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posted at 8/19/2013 8:05 AM EDT
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Thanks for the information.

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posted at 8/19/2013 8:29 AM EDT
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Wow... I love the King Arthur Site but never came across this. 
I happen to have sage, basil, rosemary that all could be done like this.  
Thank you very much. 
I can not believe how pretty they look dried.  So often the color gets washed out but these look fresh!

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posted at 8/19/2013 9:02 AM EDT
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been doing that for year but thank you anyone having trouble getting into recipes on VBB site????????????

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posted at 8/19/2013 10:27 AM EDT
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I don't dry herbs but it is a thing that a lot of people do

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posted at 8/22/2013 2:37 PM EDT
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Last night I dried a bunch of cilantro that I got at my international market for 20 cents! I'm really liking this process!

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posted at 8/28/2013 1:29 PM EDT
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Thank you for sharing this info.This is a huge money saving tip.

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posted at 8/29/2013 3:07 AM EDT
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i am not sure if the drying herbs in the microwave is really going to be of big help. I am sure things will always be the best.

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posted at 8/29/2013 7:25 AM EDT
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I tried to dry some hot peppers on a paper towel years ago.  The fumes released set the paper towel on fire -  oops.  I have dried other green herbs successfully in the microwave.

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posted at 8/29/2013 8:54 AM EDT
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 it was very easy to drying herbs

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posted at 8/29/2013 9:12 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Drying herbs in the microwave:
Last night I dried a bunch of cilantro that I got at my international market for 20 cents! I'm really liking this process!
Posted by Verlee T

You can dry my share of cilantro.....I hate the stuff.  It is one herb that I have never been able to tolerate.  Even small bits ruin a dish for me. 

I have been told by some that I will get used to it and I have been told by others that it is an herb that you either love or hate...I am in the love it or hate it camp I don't think there is anyway that I would get used to it. 

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posted at 8/29/2013 3:51 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Drying herbs in the microwave : You can dry my share of cilantro.....I hate the stuff.  It is one herb that I have never been able to tolerate.  Even small bits ruin a dish for me.  I have been told by some that I will get used to it and I have been told by others that it is an herb that you either love or hate...I am in the love it or hate it camp I don't think there is anyway that I would get used to it. 
Posted by nikki p


Thanks for your share, Nikki!  I LOVE cilantro, but like you, most of my family detests it. I put it on my baked potato, add it to my eggs, add it to soups, toss some on vegies and salads, just about anything. Oh, and of course, it goes into and on any Mexican dishes I'm making.

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posted at 8/29/2013 6:05 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Drying herbs in the microwave : Thanks for your share, Nikki!  I LOVE cilantro, but like you, most of my family detests it. I put it on my baked potato, add it to my eggs, add it to soups, toss some on vegies and salads, just about anything. Oh, and of course, it goes into and on any Mexican dishes I'm making.
Posted by Verlee T

An interesting fact about cilantro ....
Not 100% sure this is completely accurate but I did hear this on one of the little reports on the news....
Cilantro has an inhibiting fact on salmonella so if a food has been contaminated the growth rate of the salmonella is reduced possibly preventing an illness. 

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