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Making Herb Concentrate

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Making Herb Concentrates - LivingHomegrown.com

How To Make Herb Concentrates - LivingHomegrown.com

Garden herbs were the gateway drug to my current edible gardening obsession.

As I was in culinary school, I started landscaping with herbs rather than ordinary landscape plants so that I could have the freshest ingredients possible in my cooking.

Herbs immediately captured my heart – not only because they had lovely colors & textures in the garden but also because  you only had to touch the leaves as you walked by and the air was filled fragrance.

Heaven.

But despite cooking with and constantly clipping from all those herbs, I quickly learned that I had much more than I needed. So, I dove into the world of preserving herbs.

I chopped, steeped, pureed, dried and froze herbs in every way I could find. And I now have several favorite, go-to preservation options.

But one of my favorites is the one method I started with (oh so many years ago): Herb Concentrates.

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Cooking With Marvelous Mint

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Today, I am taking part in Summer Fest. Margaret Roach (awaytogarden blog) created this blogging project as a way to share “fresh-from-the-garden” recipes and tips. This week’s theme is...

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Blogging At Herb Companion: National Herb Week

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This past week was National Herb Week- A special week created by the International Herb Association to promote the world of herbs and the Herb of the Year (which...

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Fireplace Herbs

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 As you cut back any herbs in your garden in preparation for winter, save the cuttings and branches from the most fragrant plants such as bay, mint, lavender, lemon...

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Lavender Biscotti

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My mom harvested her lavender last weekend and ended up with several baskets filled to the brim with fragrant bundles. I dried my own lavender last month and have...

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Featured Plant – Lemon Balm

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Have you ever grown a plant so long, you started to assume everyone already knew all about it? It happened to me once when someone visited my garden and...

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