Saving Summer in a Jar
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Scarborough Fair Herb Blend
Recipe type: Herb Seasoning
Cuisine: American
  • 2 cups of loosely packed herbs before chopping (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme)
  • ½ cup coarse salt -- sea, kosher, etc.
  • 4 to 5 cloves of garlic
  1. Wash herbs and air dry on towel.
  2. Clean garlic cloves, slice off ends and chop each into 2 to 4 pieces.
  3. You can use a food processor at this point if you like -- I prefer using a good knife and cutting board.
  4. With a food processor add salt and garlic pulse several times taking care not to turn it into a paste. Add herbs and pulse several times until you get the consistency shown below in my pictures.
  5. With a knife and cutting board. Pour your salt into a pile add the garlic and cut the garlic into the salt. Add the herbs and continue to chop until you get it all blended.
  6. Salt will help the drying process -- you can spread the mixture out on a cookie sheet and leave it by the window for a couple of days or if you have a gas oven you can set it in the off oven and the pilot light is enough to dry it in a day or two.
  7. Seal in a good jar and enjoy for up to a year!!!
Recipe by Farm Girl Cook'n at