I hardly ever use my microwave. It is the one appliance in my kitchen that I would easily give up, even before my under-the-counter cd player/radio. But today I learned that you can dry herbs in that thing.
I cut all my chives this morning (and there were LOTS) and wasn’t sure what to do with them.
Freezing them all seemed like too much work. The dehydrator was going to take 24 hours. Then I saw in my gardening book ( I LOVE this book!) that you can dry them in the microwave in small quanities in just 3 minutes!
Layer a single layer of herbs between 2 paper towels in microwave
cook on high for 2-3 minutes
store in a jar in a cool dry place for up to 1 year
I did it and they turned out great! I can’t wait to cook something with ‘em! Next I’m going to try some mint…