Monday, September 9, 2013

Herb Jars

Do you grow herbs and save them at the end of summer for fall and winter cooking?  I have in the past.  There are a few different ways you could save your herbs.  You could tie them in bundles and just pinch off some to cook with.  You could wash them and pat them dry and save them in  a basket.  When they dry out in about 3-4 days you could lay them out to finish the drying process and just crumble up the herbs and store for winter in a cool dark place such as in these herb jars.  One other method is to freeze them in an ice cube tray.  Just chop up the leaves of your favorite herb and place them in an ice cube tray and fill the tray with water.  Then when you are cooking just pop out the herb of choice and add it in to your dish.

I have used the ice cube method before and I popped the herbs out of the tray and placed them in freezer zip lock bags and labeled which herb it was.  It worked great!
The spice jars are by Spode the pattern is Blue Italian.
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joyh82 said...

So pretty! I haven't seen spice jars like that before. :)

La Table De Nana said...

I have always just loved those jars:-)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

These little jars are perfect for herbs and spices. I don't save any of my herbs from summer, they pretty much get used up.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I've tried the ice cube thing, and then I forget I have them, lol! I love the blue and white spice jars.

Blondie's Journal said...

I like your idea for using the ice cube trays. I have to try that!

Your jars are beautiful!


Sarah said...

If I had a set of those beautiful jars, I'd find herbs to dry. ;-)

xinex said...

Beautiful spice jars!...Christine

Eileen said...

Lovely jars. And I love the idea of freezing the herbs. I'll have to try that.

Betty said...

Your jars are so pretty. I do save a few of the herbs I grow.

susan hemann said...

love the herb jars!! Where did you get them? I have been growing and drying herbs for about 20 years. They are my passion

The Charm of Home said...

Susan these herb jars were ordered from online, probably Ebay. Thank you for the kind comments!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love those herb jars! The pattern is so pretty!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Your spice jars are lovely.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I was so happy to see your and mine herd jars by Spode
I splurged years ago and bought them all and still love them

I always dry my herbs and might try your ice cube method if I still have any ice trays

Ruthie Miller said...

Thank you for the great information and for reminding me I should be doing this. I have the very same jars. Aren't they so pretty?!
Have a great weekend, Ruthie from:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love your little herb jars, Sherry! They are so pretty and perfect for the job. Thanks for sharing at my HOME.