[gardeners] Dehydrating Basil -Reply

Penny Nielsen (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 18:45:20 -0300

Hi Donna

My understanding is that basil looses its flavour when dried.  Better to plop some in a reezer trays with a bit of olive oil and then freeze.  Or, make pesto and freeze.
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Penny in Halifax, N.S, zone 5/6a who just went out and spent $150. on bulbs after having spent a whole bunch on bulbs a couple of weeks ago - I'll be the one to catch the visa bill when it comes in. But, looking forward to a glorious spring bloom.

>>> "Donna Barna DeCapite" <dbarna_decapite@hotmail.com> 10/05 3:32 pm >>>
Hi folks,

Some time back I saw some posts about dehydrating stuff.  It inspired 
me, so I bought a cheap Mr. Coffee dehydrator.  Has anyone dehydrated 
basil before?  How long do you think it should take.  There are no 
specific directions for Basil or herbs for that matter.  The directions 
are pretty vague though, it says something like 8 - 22 hours to 
dehydrate apples.

North Carolina - Zone 7

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