Monday, September 16, 2013
Harvesting and using some herbs~
I wish I had a scratch and sniff screen:-)
The weather has been up and down.. with some chilly days..I brought in the Rosemary plant..that looks like a Christmas tree... the Lemon Geranium..the lavender topiary will be next.. with my olive tree..they all go through an adjustment phase when they come in and lose their prettiness for a while..
Hope my Olive tree doesn't..it looks so good outside..as does the lavender..we will see..
Made some pesto with the basil..so easy whizzing all your fave pesto ings. together then freezing in ind. portions and then bagging them..
Handy to have to top pizzas.. add to soups.. pastas..grilled chicken..snadwiches..And you know what went into your pesto:)
The other herbs..and the rest of the basil I did not want to lose..
At about the same time as I was planning on harvesting the herbs.... Pam at Sidewalk Shoes posted this.. and I set right out to try..I was excited to see if it would preserve the green...
Everytime I have frozen basil..it's turned black..so far so good with this method..everything is still green in the freezer:)
I'll let you know if something unforeseen happens when I cut them open..but..so far as I said so good..
I did a few bags of mixed herbs for my next big batch spaguetti sauce..smaller ones for smaller sauces..Mint..Sage..
It all looks so neat and tidy too♥
Snug..and cozy.The machine we have had for about 5 years is a Food Saver..purchased at Costco..They must still have them..albeit a newer model..and Amazon has some also..
Thought I would share in case some of you want to try before it is too late..
Thanks again for this idea Pam~
September 21rst..I made a big batch of spaguetti sauce and pulled one of the mixed especially for this reason herb packs.. out from the freezer..
Herbs were bright green..still.. and so easy to chop frozen in this compacted form!!
Will always do~