Food How to Dry Herbs

How To : Hang Dry Herbs

Harvest your herbs Harvest your herbs before they flower (unless you are harvesting chamomile or any other herb flower) The best time is in the morning after the dew has evaporated Bunch your herbs by wrapping a rubber band tightly around the base of a handful of herbs Rins ...more

How To : Use fresh and dry herbs for cooking

Herbs add flavor and dimension to all types of recipes. This how to video demonstrates how to use use different dry and fresh herbs in your cooking. Learn all about bay leaves, parsley and chives, tarragon, cilantro, thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano and marjoram.

How To : Preserve and dry herbs

In this tutorial, we learn how to preserve and dry herbs. First, you will want to cut your herbs fresh from the garden. Next, use scissors to cut the herbs into small pieces. After this, place the herbs on a piece of wax paper on a plate. Now, place the plate into the microwav ...more

How To : Dry herbs by placing them in the oven

Using fresh herbs is always the best call for any recipe, but if you're an herb gardener with load after neverending load of herbs that you can't find a use for right now, drying these herbs may be your best option. Dried herbs impart a more delicate, though precise, flavor t ...more

How To : Garnish food with fresh food and herbs

Garnishes may sometimes feel as something that we thinks is too difficult to do. Don't fear in this how to video Chef Paul talks about food presentation and how to garnish your dishes. Watch and learn how to make a great tasting dish stand out even more with fresh food and herbs.

How To : Dry fresh herbs and use them in the wintertime

It doesn't have to be summer to get deliciously fresh herbs and spices. Check out this tutorial, and learn how to preserve and dry your spices in the summer for use in those dull winter months. You Will Need: * Fresh herbs * Scissors * Kitchen twine * A jar with a tight-fittin ...more

How To : Start your baby eating dry solid food

A baby's life is full of milestones. If you and your child have reached the point where they need to start weaning off of milk and eating solid food, watch this video for tips on how to make the transition go smoothly.

How To : Dry stinging nettle herbs

Learn how to dry herbs, particularly nettle. Yay! This how to video is a great step-by-step tutorial on drying stinging nettle. Nettle is a great spicy herb that can add extra flavor to any dish.

How To : Dry and freeze herbs

Wondering what to do with the fruits of your herb garden? Learn how to dry and freeze herbs for year-round use in the kitchen.

How To : Dry fresh garden herbs with an old fashion method

Drying herbs like sage is a great way to store the bounty of your garden. In this how-to video, Rita Heikenfeld from AboutEating.com shows you a simple way to dry and store your herbs straight from the garden. Use the old fashion method of drying herbs to make sure they last t ...more

How To : Dry and freeze vegetables and herbs

Southwest Yard and Garden shows viewers how to dry and freeze vegetables and herbs. First, you need to wash your hands for at least 20 minutes. You can dry herbs in a whole form so the flavor stays strong. First, just wash off your herbs, put them on a cookie sheet and allow t ...more

How To : Preserve & Dry Your Own Garden-Fresh Herbs at Home

Using fresh herbs can make a huge difference in almost any dish, but they're not always available everywhere. Depending on where you live, you can't always get them during the colder months. Personally, the problem I run into the most is not being able to use fresh herbs befor ...more

How To : Dehydrate Food Without a Dehydrator

I grew up in a rural town, and that meant that we dehydrated a lot of food. Even with a hungry family of five, there was no way that we could eat all of the season's tomatoes before they molded, or all of the orchard's apples before they grew soft, or all of the wild mushrooms ...more

How To : 10 Paper Towel Hacks for Your Kitchen & Beyond

The paper towel is a wondrous invention. It allows cooks to wipe up really gross stuff without having to constantly do laundry and drain fried foods so they're crunchy and crispy instead of oily and heavy. But did you know that your humble paper towel has several other uses be ...more

How To : Make perfect and creamy mashed potatoes

Everyone can agree on one thing: mashed potatoes are delicious. But they can be kind of ticky to make perfectly. You can end up with gluey mashed potatoes, potatoes that don't taste quite right, or you could forget the cream. CHOW is here to help with their You're Doing It All ...more

How To : 5 Surprising Uses for Your Coffee Grinder

During my time living in dorm rooms and small apartments, I would find myself in need of many different appliances—a food processor for making hummus, a blender for vegetable smoothies, or even a mortar and pestle for muddling mojito-bound mint leaves. Luckily, there was one t ...more

How To : Avoid a Gravy Disaster with These Saucy Tips

Gravy is a relatively simple dish, yet it's remarkably easy to mess up. We've all experienced the disappointment of excitedly pouring gravy onto our mashed potatoes, only to realize the gravy is too runny, too lumpy, or too bland. And because gravy is so simple, even if you do ...more

How To : Make Garlic-Infused Olive Oil & Vinegar at Home

Garlic—it stinks so good! It's one of nature's most wondrous foods, being both delicious and incredibly healthy. What's not to love? Well, it is kind of a pain to prep, whether you're peeling a couple of cloves for a sauce or a whole head and trying to mince it finely. One way ...more

Ingredients 101 : Buying, Grinding, & Tempering Spices

The world of spices can be bewildering. They promise to make your food more flavorful if you know how to make the most of them. Unless you know a couple of essential tricks, however, it just seems like you're adding bits of colored powder to your food. Most cooks buy a few bo ...more

Ingredients 101 : The Essential Homemade Chicken Stock

The first written account of "stock" as a culinary staple goes back to 1653, when La Varenne's Cookery described boiling mushroom stems and table scraps with other ingredients (such as herbs and basic vegetables) in water to use for sauces. But really, the concept of stock has ...more

How To : 10 Unusual Uses for Your Microwave Oven

The microwave has an extraordinary number of uses that goes above and beyond reheating your cold leftovers from last night's dinner. For food-related uses, the microwave can also make your lemons more squeezable for maximum juice output, roast garlic heads, decrystallize harde ...more

How To : Cook a Perfectly Roasted Chicken

Upon reading the title for this article, I bet you secretly thought to yourself, "Yeah, I've got the perfect way to 'make' roast chicken: I go to the store, and I buy one!" Well, there's no question that there are some really tasty, convenient rotisserie chickens out there, al ...more

How To : Store fresh herbs

Having a nice supply of fresh herbs from your own herb garden or from the grocery store is a great way to enhance and add flavor to virtually any meal. But, what do you do when you have a surplus of fresh herbs? This video from Food Network offers an easy way to store all thos ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

How To : Get Seriously Flaky Pie Crusts with Epsom Salt

Imagine you have mastered the perfect cherry pie for your annual work picnic but, upon taking it out of its airtight pie carrier, your heart sinks as you realize the crust has turned to mush thanks to the moisture from the filling. Sound familiar? Well, I have news for you: i ...more

How To : Make Homemade Black Pasta Dough with Squid Ink

When you think squid ink, you don't normally think of pasta, but that's just because you're not thinking of black pasta! Yes, squid ink is indeed edible, despite its thick, gooey texture, and it's used most commonly as food coloring for pasta dough. And adding color to fresh p ...more

How To : Make Wiccan offering stones

Krazyboytx shows viewers how to make Wiccan offering stones. These can be used for when you take something for nature and you leave the Wiccan offering stone. Everything in these need to be organic so they will break down easily. You can add anything to the stones you would li ...more

How To : Make fizzing bath bombs

Janice Cox shows how to make fizzing bath bombs like the ones you see in bath and beauty boutiques or department stores. These bath bombs can be very relaxing when dropped into a warm bath and can be given as gifts. She starts with about a cup of citric acid crystals which is ...more

How To : Make mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving

This video is a demonstration on how to make simple mashed potatoes. Start with russet potatoes and peel them into even-sized chunks. They can be peeled and cut ahead of time and put into a pot of cold water. Bring salted water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are fo ...more

How To : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

Metro 2033 : Life

What separates Metro 2033 from other FPS games? Life. There are underground towns, markets, children, music, and so much background chatter than sometimes you can't single out a particular conversation. Most FPS, especially American shooters, are streamlined for Adventure and ...more

How To : 10 Thrifty, Time-Saving Ice Cube Tray Food Hacks

Stop! Do not pour that leftover wine, coffee, or bacon grease down the drain. And those herbs that have been in your fridge so long they've literally turned on you? And what about when that recipe only calls for two tablespoons of heavy cream, a quarter cup of tomato purée, or ...more

How To : 5 Awesome Culinary Uses for Mason Jars

I have a confession: I hoard glass jars. I buy mason jars whenever I get the chance. When I finish a jar of pickles or mayonnaise, there's no way that glass jar is going in the recycling (thankfully, they're easy to de-stink). And when my sister gives me a basket of her homema ...more

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