Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Handmade Holiday #3: Summer's Bounty

(capturing some pale winter afternoon sunlight for you)

This one takes some planning. If you have herb bushes, you know that sometimes, some varieties can get a little aggressive and threaten to take over your garden. That's peppermint and rosemary for me. So, when you prune those babies back, rinse the branches in clean water to remove any grit, grime, bugs, what have you, pat dry, and place in a brown paper bag. Don't pack them in; there needs to be room for air flow. Hang or place these in a dry and moderately cool location, preferably away from sunlight. In a few weeks, the herbs will have dried and you can remove the needles/leaves, crush, and place in jars to send to friends.

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