Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Thursday, June 21, 2018
10 a.m. to noon
NC Cooperative Extension
Buncombe County Center
49 Mt. Caramel Road
Presenter: Kay Green, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer
What to do when your garden overflows with a bounty of summer herbs? Preserve, store, and use! Come hear Kay Green tell how.
Fresh herbs are easy to grow and easy to preserve. Your homegrown herbs will have more aroma and flavor, and be less expensive, than store-bought herbs. They can add savory and interesting tastes to your favorite recipes for sauces, soups, and stews.
Kay will explain different methods to dry, freeze, and store herbs, such as traditional hanging, drying in a conventional oven, using the microwave and dehydrator, making herb logs, and freezing in ice cube trays. She even covers how to use herbs to make flavored vinegars.
Join us and learn ways to preserve your summer herb bounty, and take home recipes for using your herbs in frozen pesto, herb butter, flavored honey, vinegar, and oils.
The talk is free, but registration is required by calling 828-255-5522.