Dry Your Own Herbs (and Say Goodbye to the Store-Bought Stuff for Good)

July 28, 2015

When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we’ll bring you a new guide to preserving the season’s best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: How to dry herbs and use them to infuse your salts and sugars.

Our low-tech, picturesque strategy for drying herbs requires only a sunny space and a simple length of twine; the result will be more potent and vibrant than anything you’ve bought in a jar. Choose sturdy herbs that won’t turn to dust once air-dried—we like sage, rosemary, oregano, lemon verbena, and lavender. Store…