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Good morning everyone. I have a container full of both dill and
parsley. I need to pick it soon, but was wondering if someone can
suggest how to save the dill (drying) and parsley. I planted the dill
especially for future drying, just not sure how to go about it. Or even
if it can be frozen.
It is sooooo expensive to purchase dried dill, and I have a couple of dishes I like to use it in.
When the tides of life are against you
And the current upsets your boat
Don't think of things that might have been
Just lay on your back and float
Ed Norton 1954
Last year I had lots of parsley and not having too much patience to wait for herbs to dry, I chopped (after washing and patting dry) and froze it in an ice cube tray. Worked great Plan on doing the same again soon.
Thanks Jet and Tasty.
I also use the ice cube tray for parsley....Put water in and cut up some parsley....when frozen, I pop them into a zip lock freezer bag.....come winter and soup time, I just take out a cube or two for my soups.....almost like having fresh parsley in the soup..
I freeze both parsley and dill with good results for cooking. I just bought a huge bunch of fresh dill; I plan to cut off the roots and just keep the tops. Wash and dry on paper towels then cut in whatever length you want and tightly wrap in aluminum foil packets. I then put the packets into a zip lock plastic bag and can pull out what I need. I mainly use the dill to flavor a Czech Beef with Dill Gravy dish. As for the parsley, just rinse off the leaves and let drain or dry with paper towels or a dish towel. Drop into a zip lock bag; either leave it whole or whirl in a food processor to chop it. You can break off pieces of the frozen parsley and return the rest of the freezer until the next time you need some in cooking.
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