|Freshly Ground Organic Sage from the Garden|
If you are growing sage in the garden and own a food processor, you can easily make your own freshly ground sage spice in no time at all.
Freshly Ground Sage
Comparative Savings Analysis
|Grocery Store||~$5 + Gas||Trip to/from Grocery Store|
|Our Garden||~$0||Less than 5 minutes Active Time|
*Ground herbs are normally "good" for six to nine months, and when I say "good," I mean having a strong flavor and aroma.
How to Make Freshly Ground Sage
Cut a bunch of stems from your sage plant and tie them into a bundle using a rubber band (See Photo Below). Then hang the bundle upside down in a cool and dark place to allow the sage leaves to completely dry out. How much time it will take for the leaves to dry out depends on how many stems are in a bundle, airflow, temperature and humidity. Allow the bundle to dry until the leaves are crunchy.
|Organic Sage, Dried|
After your sage is brittle to the touch, strip the sage leaves from the stems of the plant and place the leaves into a bowl or directly into the food processor.
|Organic Sage Leaves|
Place the leaves into a food processor (if you haven't already). I am using a small Ninja food processor.
|Dried Sage leaves in Ninja food processor|
Give the food processor a few pulses until the dried sage is finely ground. Then pour the sage into your clean container.
|Freshly ground organic sage|
As you can see, grinding up your spices can take less than five minutes of your time, and is well worth the effort. Not only will you be getting high, quality herbs from your organic garden, but you will also be saving money and saving yourself a trip to the grocery stores.