How To: Dry and freeze vegetables and herbs

Dry and freeze vegetables and herbs

Southwest Yard and Garden shows viewers how to dry and freeze vegetables and herbs. First, you need to wash your hands for at least 20 minutes. You can dry herbs in a whole form so the flavor stays strong. First, just wash off your herbs, put them on a cookie sheet and allow them to dry. Once they are dry, you can package them into small jars or containers! When you are drying fruits you should also store them in the freezer for 72 hours so prevent bugs. Want to make sure your pepper is hole if you want to dry it, put them on a dryer sheet to freeze them and put them back into a freezer bag to save. You can cook with these peppers. You can also do the same thing with tomatoes! First, with tomatoes wash them and cut them in quarter inch slices. Place them on the screen and you can sprinkle spices and this will take about 8 hours to dry. Make sure you do not over dry the veggies, make sure they are pliable and not sticky!

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