I used what herbs I still had growing in the garden, as some of them have already been bitten by the frost.
Curled parsley, Italian parsley, sage, rosemary, lemon thyme, dill, spearmint, lemon grass, sweet marjoram, calendula flowers.
Wash and spin dry in a salad spinner. Take off the leaves from the larger stems, and clip the lemon grass with shears into tiny pieces. Take the petals off of the calendula flowers and discard the green part. Let them all air dry a bit in the sun, fluffing them up in the bowl.
Process two heads of garlic.
I’m going to use one quart of Redmond Real Salt, and see if it is enough to absorb all the moisture.
It is full of minerals, or you could use good sea salt, but don’t use regular table salt. You should be afraid of regular processed table salt, but not good sea or mineral salt. Here is some great information on the health benefits of good salt in your diet. “Dr. Brownstein will show you what are the myths of salt and why adding the correct form of salt to your diet can markedly improve your health.”
Add some salt and process with the garlic, since it is pretty wet.
Dump it into a large pan, so you can process the herbs by themselves.
Pulse carefully the herbs until they are in tiny pieces.
Process the herbs in small batches.
Then add the salt and stir well.
This has the whole quart incorporated into it, and I will let it dry for a few days to see if it is enough salt.
Cover with a cloth, and stir every so often.
Store in an airtight container when pretty dry. I might have to add some more salt, depending on how much liquid there still is in the herbs and garlic. If when you store it and it becomes hard and clumpy, you can just break it up again.
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That is very useful. I have salted many things, but didn’t think of salvaging all my herbs, which I will definitely do now.
I had a brainstorm today myself, and am so glad I did! I have made mandarine orange salt, with the rinds and juice of organic mandarine oranges, and meyer lemon salt, and chile pepper salt, but never this combination. 😉
You have an amazing mind!! How you do what you do is beyond me, but I think it is wonderful!!
We absolutely love garlic on everything, and the house smells divine! 🙂
Jamie, I admire your imagination and skills. I am still trying to perfect microwave popcorn.
Haha! Now Jamey, I am sure you know that the very, very favorite thing of your dear brother, and the only thing he could make himself, was real popcorn. He had a lovely, big wooden bowl, and would pop Orville Reddenbacker (sp?) popcorn in a popcorn popper, and top it with real butter and salt and watch football. I think he only watched football so he could eat popcorn. The other thing he would watch in secret was “professional wrestling.” Mama would always come in the room when guests were there on Sundays, and say real loud, “cartoons are on!” and then laugh. 😉 He liked popcorn with cartoons as well. xoxo