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LH 90: Maximizing Herbal Flavors

Two Ways to Preserve & Use Herb Flavors

Today I’ve got two super simple recipes for you that will help you preserve fresh herb flavor to use later…when you might not have any fresh herbs on hand.


You will learn:

  • How to preserve herb flavor in salt
  • The best salts to use and why
  • My favorite herbs to use and 2 that you should never use
  • Why citrus is the perfect “secret ingredient”
  • A method for freezing herbs that is very versatile
  • How to take advantage of those flavors

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Making Wine Salt – Podcast #18

Drying Herbs for Best Flavor – Podcast #49

Preserving with Lavender – Podcast #61

Using Fresh Herbs – Podcast #62


Click here for the full transcript for Episode #90

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy® and is the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two teenage boys and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.


  • Kerri says:

    I am looking forward to trying to make herbal salt this year. We grew a ton of herbs this year and I’m hoping this will make a nice Christmas gift. Hey, have you made a lot of herb jellies? If so, what flavors have been your favorites? Thanks!

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