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Jan. 27, 2013 6:40 pm 
Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 12:39 pm
I would like to get some advice about some of the herbs that I should store up and learn how to grow them and use them wisely, I am learning how to cook and I am elderly so I need a lot of help.
 
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Jan. 27, 2013 7:11 pm
Basil, Sage, Thyme, Oregano are all easy to grow in the summer. I have used them fresh and dried them by bunching them up and hanging them upside down til they are dry and storing in a ziplock bag or whatever container you have. There are other ways to store them too but I find this the easiest. I have never grown any in the house. Chives and Parsley are also easy to grow.
 
Camala 
Jan. 27, 2013 7:23 pm
Are flour tortillas considered unleavened bread?
 
Jan. 28, 2013 2:29 pm
Parsely (flat leaf) grows great from seed and is biennial(lasts 2 years). Italian basil is easy too and wonderful for tomatoes, tomato saucesetc. Mint grows like wild but is really usefull for teas, drinks or with zuchini recipes. Before winter I chop basil and parsely and stuff into ice cube trays with some water. When frozen place the cubes in ziplok bags and store in your freezer for use all winter! Toss frozen cubes in soups, stews or whatever to enjoy all year.
 
Feb. 2, 2013 12:39 pm
You could do a small container garden if you'd like. Each pot could contain a different herb. I grow basil & parsely from seeds each year, chives will come back for you every year on their own, and you can get a small rosemary plant that you can use year round. Be careful with mint--I highly recommend putting it in a pot because it took over a part of my garden. I like to store freshly cut herbs in small mason jars with a little water in the refrigerator (like a vase). They last for days! Good for you for learning more!
 
 
 
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