Drying Dill

I like to dry dill for winter. I make small bunches, tie them with cotton string, and hang them on a small drying rack in my kitchen. I tie them very tight at the base of the stems so they won't fall out as they shrink from drying. Hanging them at different heights and spacing them apart assures there is plenty of air flow. After a few days, when they are completely dry, I gently stack the bunches in a gallon jar which I keep in a cool dark cupboard. When the garden has gone to bed and I need dill for a recipe, I take a bundle out and strip "dill weed" into whatever I am cooking.

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