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11-02-2015, 10:06 AM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

Originally Posted by Mups ->
Julie, I grow my mint in a pot. It seems to contain it perfectly, then I each year I just turn it out of the pot, split it and repot however much I want to grow on.
The bits I don't want go over the tip though incase it spreads in the compost bin otherwise!
I've done that for years and never had a problem with it spreading anywhere else.
Now she tells me
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11-02-2015, 01:32 PM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

Originally Posted by orangutan ->
Cheaper still to grow your own in pots and mix them as you need them...
I'd love to one day - maybe you could start a how-to thread? (esp on drying etc)
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11-02-2015, 04:44 PM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

Dried herbs just don't have the right taste so I don't use them.

In the winter when there is a shortage of home grown herbs (sage/rosemary/ thyme are all still usable in the winter) I buy pots of fresh herbs then chop and freeze them in ice cube trays and store them in a bag ready for use.
It is also possible to buy ready frozen free flowing chopped herbs in some supermarkets, they are to be found in with the frozen vegetables. Waitrose have them .
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11-02-2015, 05:10 PM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

I think they are better for some things, my herby crust pastry doesn't taste or look right with fresh also herby dumplings need dried ones. Soups and stews are better if you are slow cooking with dried IMO too.
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15-02-2015, 01:13 AM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

Well they arrived, and here's my first mix





Taste better than the Waitrose/Bart one's I've been buying too
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18-02-2015, 02:46 PM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

Had a coupon for free Knorr Mixed Herbs Flavour Pot 92G from Tesco this week just used it for the first time and I have to say it was delicious. Bit expensive for everyday shopping at full price but nice for a treat.
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18-02-2015, 04:47 PM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

I think if you are using dried herbs the freeze dried ones are best for both taste and colour..
These people are good, I use them for nuts and dried fruit ...
http://www.healthysupplies.co.uk/fre...ied-herbs.html
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18-02-2015, 04:56 PM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

They look pretty good I have put them in my favourites.
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18-02-2015, 11:02 PM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

The one's I bought were lovely - they are about 10 each per 500g bag. I mixed them equal parts so hopefully they should last me a while... though I have been putting extra on
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18-02-2015, 11:07 PM
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Re: Make your own Mixed Herbs

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The one's I bought were lovely - they are about 10 each per 500g bag. I mixed them equal parts so hopefully they should last me a while... though I have been putting extra on
that will last you about 10 years Azz
 
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