Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 311

Today we decided it was time to remove the old and plant the new.  What this also meant though was we had a huge harvest of many things.  Herbs and spinach to name a few so we decided to dry the herbs and make our own dried herbs to enjoy over the coming months.  If you haven't done it before which we hadn't then get some fresh herbs from your garden and dry them and crush them up.  The flavour and aroma is so intense.  Nothing at all like the supermarket bought jars.

We also had more spinach and silver beet than we could carry and filled two laundry baskets.  We blanched, finely chopped, sealed in bags and froze 200gm portions of these beautiful greens and it now means we'll be able to have quiches and omelettes and all sorts of delicious things over summer without the hassle.  


  1. Which herbs were you growing that did well for you over the winter months? Harvest looked great:-)

  2. Hi Lori,

    The herbs that went really well were thyme, rosemary, coriander (cilantro), mint and vietnamese mint and parsley. I haven't had much luck with sage which is another favourite herb. The mints tend to take over everything though.