Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil! Add the cubes to pasta/potato dishes, soups, or roasting onions, garlic, & veggies; These have a six month freezer life and do need to be stored separately to preserve individual flavors of the herbs.
Herbs in "frozen" olive oil is one of my favorite ways to harvest. The herbs don't get dry , brown and brittle in the same way they do when they get frozen in water. They also retain their scent and flavor much more effectively!
Nice DIY gifts - Make Your Own Herbed Salts - Recipes for 'Onion Garlic Salt', 'Rosemary, Citrus and Parsley Salt', 'Fresh Herb Salt' and 'Lovely Herb Salt' Blends. Can't wait to try with fresh herbs from the garden!
Hard boil eggs in oven. Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop in for about minutes and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel! By: A Mum n the Oven.
Before you throw your hands up and figure that herb season is over with the first frost, read these tips on how to harvest herbs, and clever ways to preserve them so you have fresh from the garden flavor all year long.
Homemade Vanilla Extract - Mindlessly easy and so much cheaper & more flavorful than buying store bought vanilla! Makes great gifts! Link includes education on different types of Vanilla extracts for cooking.
Preserve hard herbs by freezing in oil! "Given this use, the oil-and-freezer method of preservation works best with the tougher hard herbs such as ROSEMARY, SAGE, THYME, and OREGANO. These are all herbs that would probably be cooked when added to a dish.