We had a couple of hours of sun yesterday, so I used the break in the rain to start planting my little container garden. One of the things I love to grow is fresh herbs. It's such a bummer not to be able to step out onto my patio and pick my own herbs during the colder months. If you plant them now, you'll have plenty to dry so you can enjoy them all winter long. Here are some easy instructions for making a delicious Italian herb seasoning mix.
Italian Seasoning Mix
Since my own fresh herbs aren't ready yet, I bought organic fresh herbs from the local grocery store.
The herbs I used were:
Here is an awesome tutorial from About.com on how to dry your herbs.
When they're dried, use a chopper or food processor to chop them.
When each of the herbs was chopped, we used equal parts of each for our seasoning mix, about two tablespoons of each. You cannot believe how good they smell. My little guy walked into the kitchen while I was chopping and said, "Mom, are you making pizza? It smells yummy!"
Then I packaged them in a little altered tin. These would make a great gift for the foodie in your life!
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