Friday, September 25, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen ~ Dried Basil

Every year we grow Basil in our garden and never use all of it. Last year I dried it and loved that it didn't go to waste and that I could use it during the winter. This year Emily enjoyed helping me!

I cut a bunch of basil from the garden.
Emily helped me pluck off the leaves.

We filled up the salad spinner and then I washed the leaves.

Emily had fun pushing the top to make it spin.

Emily placed the leaves on the baking sheet and I put it in the oven at about 200 degrees until they were dried out.
(For this step Emily decided Big Abby had to come sit with us and help too!)

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crazytown mama said...

it freezes really well too. i throw it in a ziploc, then once frozen crush it all up (or let the kids but if they do it i have to transfer to another bag but thats another story!) ...:)

Sherry said...

I didn't even know that could be done! Thats great!

The Activity Mom said...

I didn't know that could be done either. cool! I'm thinking about growing some in a pot. I love basil!


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