Since I work a lot and have been traveling a little this summer, I have trouble using the herbs that I’ve grown. The internet and my mom have helped me figure out some solutions:
Too much basil.
I froze my basil, chopped up, in an ice cube tray.
Too much oregano (or thyme or mint or basil or anything else you might have).
In recipes (meat dishes or soups) that call for herbs de provence, which is a mixture of dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, fennel, it would be great to make my own herbs de provence in the future. Also, if I could find pretty jars and ribbon in this city, the herb mix would make a great gift.
The tomatoes are going bad.
The chives are having a bad hair day.
The basil grows like a weed.
Too much of anything?
I would love to infuse olive oil, vinegar or more alcohol. I promise to do it right this time. I’m thinking some basil or lemon verbena olive oil and another stab at a spearmint or fruity vodka.
Too much mint.
Make a big pitcher of mojitos or mint julep. I have already done this, and there are no pictures. But you better believe it was awesome.