Fresh herbs are great for a variety of recipes, but they can be pricey and you often can’t use the whole bunch before they start to weep and wither. Here’s what to do…

For an easy way to make fresh herbs into dried herbs, place them on a paper towel and cook them in the microwave on high for about one minute. (Depending on the strength of your microwave, it might only take 45 to 50 seconds.) When dry, the herbs should keep their color but will crumble to the touch. Store the dried herbs in labeled, resealable plastic bags. They should retain their flavor for up to one year.

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