I have a coworker who has a good-size garden. Every so often he will bring in extra herbs and vegetables to work. I truly appreciate this as my green thumb has brown edges, just like a drying herb would have.
A few people took some of the sage, however, there was basically a box left over. I took home what no one wanted. I was excited. I planned on using some of the sage when I baked some bread. The rest I was going to dehydrate.
Yesterday morning, I set up the dehydrator and began the task of separating the leaves from their stems After that was accomplished, I laid the leaves in a circular pattern on the trays.
About four hours later, the sage was dehydrated. I placed them in a plastic bag, whole, until I’m ready to use them. Turns out, I had enough to do another batch this morning. My counters are filling up. The crockpot is on one side and the dehydrator is on another side
Considering I picked up my dehydrator for $5.00, two years ago, at a garage sale, I couldn’t be happier.