Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Saving flavor

The herbs have done so well in the garden this summer. An 8 inch deep pile of thyme twigs in a very low oven yielded this half sheet pan of dried thyme leaves, almost a full pint! The basil, well lets just say this photo is the 4th harvest with no sign of things slowing down. I am giving bouquets away.

Otherwise things are slowing down. The early warm nights means few tomato blossoms setting fruit, and the beans never recovered from the virus that hit them early on. I have an Italian edible gourd plant going wild though.
You eat the buds and young leaves!