Thursday, August 21, 2014

Organic Homegrown Sundried Italian Seasoning Mix

Organic Homegrown Sundried Italian Seasoning Mix.
It's a mouthful, right?
Well, just wait until you put this in your mouth.

Between my parents and I, 
we grow the majority of the ingredients listed below.
You could use already dried herbs that you find at the store.
If this is your option, 
make sure you use dried herbs that are still "fresh".
You would not believe how amazing this mix smells.
The herbs and red peppers are hang to dry in the sun. 
The length of the drying time
 will depend on where you live, 
how hot it is 
and the level of humidity.
I would suggest a few weeks for most.
I usually bring the herbs indoor at night, 
as the humidity level gets up to 80%+ on most summer nights.

During the day, leave in full sun.
The herbs are hang upside down, the red hot peppers are hang as the picture above shows, and the garlic is sliced thin and layered on a cookie sheet, also sundried.
This seasoning mix does not contain salt...
which in my opinion is not needed.
Herbs are a great way to add flavor and richness to any meal.
(I make a very large batch of this, and then keep in smaller containers to give as gifts and  to sell)
1T basil, dried
1T parsley, dried
1T garlic flakes 
1T thyme
2T oregano 
1T marjoram
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

And, this seasoning mix can be added to olive oil to dip some of this 5 minutes artisan bread (HERE).

Ready to try?

Stay Frugal,


Marissa said...

How amazing!
I bet it's wonderful!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Bella idea Daniela … immagino il profumo…
Un abbraccio, Mary

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It must taste delicious and I have most ingredients growing in my garden.

Kelly said...

That's such a great idea to grow and dry your own herbs. I bet they smell wonderful!

Carla from The River said...

I will be making this for sure. Thank you for the tip regarding drying time.
Thank you for sharing.
And I too have most of the ingredients, so that makes it even more exciting for me. :-)

Revi said...

It sounds so good!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The photos are so pretty!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Well I learned to make my own taco seasoning last year, so I think I'll try this. It looks really good and would make great gifts at Christmas!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Sounds really good and looks also very attractive. What are those cream colored shavings?
Thanks for always so generously sharing with us.
Tonight I will cook again your yummy: Tilapia with Polenta and Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes...
So good and oh so healthy too!
Hugs and happy weekend to you.

Libby said...

Yes ma'am, I am ready to try! Wish I lived a bit closer. This mixture, I know, is amazing. And who can beat fresh herbs?

must love junk said...

OH, you got my mouth watering (as usual!) :)