Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to pick all that basil. Don’t forget or you might find all the leaves fallen off. And thanks to some friends and HomeGrown.org for this easy recipe – drying basil in the microwave:
- Wash and dry basil.
- Place leaves on a paper towel in microwave and cover with another paper towel.
- Let the microwave run for 30 seconds. Turn leaves over and run for another 30 seconds.
- Repeat as necessary (can take 1.5 minutes).
- Before storing (whole or crushed), make sure all moisture is gone (option: place in plastic wrap overnight to get rid of moisture).