Make these easy Herb Drying Screens!

The Herb Lover's Garden

Pick, pick, pick…are you harvesting your herbs?  As summer gives us it’s late summer heat, it seems like every day there is an herb to pick and preserve. Make a stack of these easy DIY drying screens for your bountiful harvest. These are perfect for drying delicate flower heads like Chamomile and Calendula or leafy herbs that are hard to bundle and hang like basil.

IMG_7618 drying screens wroding too.jpgI have a stash of these I made years ago and use them in all seasons of harvest.

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Do you know Savory?

The Herb Lover's Garden

The name savory is a good descriptor of the flavor of this herb. It has a bit of hot spicy flavor on the tongue. Savory tastes like a combination of oregano and thyme. The essential oils of savory and thyme are very similar in their chemical make-up so their similar flavor that can be used interchangeably in recipes. Both winter and summer savory taste alike, but winter savory will be stronger and can be used in cooking and simmering without losing its flavor.

Savory IMG_6701There are two types of savory-Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) and winter savory (Satureja montana). For culinary use, the summer savory is preferred. It has a lighter, less heavy flavor than winter savory.

Use the leaves of Savory in an herbal vinegar for an flavorful light dressing on salads or to marinate meat.

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A mix of pungent herbs native to the Mediterranean…

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