I planted an herb garden this year. I have rosemary, lemon thyme, basil and two kinds of oregano. There is nothing like fresh herbs in a recipe. We've wanted to get a dehydrator for so long, and living here we decided to finally get one. I had been hanging the herbs to dry which worked pretty good, but now we'll see how the dehydrator works.
We already dried some onions from our garden and I can't wait to use them in soups this winter. I had a hard time drying basil, so I've been making pesto, which is so darn good. After this drying time these jars should be pretty well filled up, I hope to get way more jars filled by the time summer is over.
I can't wait to make that first pot of soup. I can't wait to smell the soup simmering on top of the wood stove. I know, I'm pushing it a bit, but right now my house smells so good from the aroma of the herbs, that it must be doing something to me :)
My husband told me that we could dry our herbs how the people in the next town over dry theirs. They put the herbs on screens and load their cars up with the herbs and let their cars bake in the hot sun. I'm not sure I'm up for that.