Everyone who cooks regularly usually comes across herbs one way or another. Herbs are what gives our meals flavour and make them interesting. So for me it was natural to plant some herbs on my balcony this spring, because they taste so much better than the dried version. And they’re way cheaper than store-bought dried herbs (think about it – they regrow).
However, autumn has us in its claws right now, and the temperatures are slowly dropping. So what to do about my balcony beauties? It may be a bit outdated, but I thought why not let them dry the old-fashioned way? That means, letting them dry in bunches upside down. And at the same time, I could create a beautiful eye-catcher in form of a mobile!
- Binder twine
- Fresh herbs (I had rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano)
- Metal ring (remember my copper plant stand?)
- Dried paprika
You’ll gonna love this because it’s so easy: Start by picking your herbs by simply cutting them off at the stem. Get two small bunches from every herb.
Next, take a bunch at the stems and wrap a piece of binder twine around it. Close with a knot. Then knot your herb bunch to the metal ring. Repeat this with the other herbs and tie them around your metal ring until you get a sort-of herb mobile.
If you want to, tie some dried paprika to the ring for extra decoration. Use yarn for that.
Now, measure four identical pieces of binder twine. Knot the four pieces to the metal ring, one in each cardinal direction. Then take the four strands and knot them together. This way you’ll get the mounting of your mobile.
You just have to hang it up in your kitchen! Now you not only have some cool decoration, but can pick herbs whenever you need them! Isn’t that cool? I really feel like being taken back in time when it was usual to dry herbs in your kitchen by hanging them up upside down. Besides, I think this really brings some extra nature into your home, don’t you think?