It is time to harvest your basil.
I have an easy way to dry it after I bake something.
As my oven is baking, I go cut some basil.
I wash it, pat it dry, remove stems and put the leaves in pans on parchment paper.
AFTER the oven is off, I put the pans of basil in it to dry.
I leave them until the oven cools. (sometimes longer)
I place the labeled herb bottle on the stove top to remind me the basil is in there.
The leaves should get brittle and crumbly.
I pulverize these with mortar and pestle.
Pour them back onto parchment to funnel into the labeled bottle.
If I had to set up my dryer, this would never get done. I do some every time I bake in the fall.
Charlotte, the rabbit gets the stems and veggie scraps.
FLOW in Fall