Dried Herb and Hot Pepper Mix
- Basil, fresh
- Marjoram, fresh
- Oregano, fresh
- Parsley, fresh
- Purple Jalapeño Pepper (or other variety), fresh
- Rosemary, fresh
- Sage, fresh
- Thyme, fresh
- Gather both fresh (harvested within 24 hours or less) herbs and hot peppers from your garden or a farm/garden in your local area. (Use biodynamic, genetic modification–free, naturally grown, organic, and/or pesticide–free herbs and peppers.)
- Place the herbs and peppers in the bottom of an organic cotton or industrial hemp bag, if you have one. If not, then place them in another type of cloth bag. (Be sure to keep the bag out of direct sunlight and keep moisture out of the bag.)
- Allow the herbs and peppers to thoroughly dry, which is approximately 3+ days depending on your preferences, environmental conditions, etc.
- Remove the dried herbs and peppers from the bag and place them in a spice jar.
- Use the dried herb and hot pepper mix in your favorite recipes.
- Be sure to use them within 6 months.*
*Visit https://www.ecoccs.com (EcoC²S Home page) to find out more information about those terms and farm/garden harvesting tips.
*This additional comment to the recipe was inspired by the following article: “How To Dry Fresh Herbs” By Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, About.com Guide