Looking to preserve your fresh thyme? Check out our guide on how to do it so you can enjoy it all year long!
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Cut off the bottom of the thyme bunch, about an inch above the root end.
Cut off the bottom of the thyme bunch, about an inch above the root end. Place the thyme in a glass jar or container. Fill the jar with water, covering the thyme completely. Place a lid on top of the jar and store in the refrigerator. The thyme will last for up to two weeks when stored properly.
Strip the lower leaves off the thyme sprigs, discarding any that are yellow or brown.
If you have a bunch of fresh thyme that you want to preserve, stripping the lower leaves off the thyme sprigs and discarding any that are yellow or brown is a good way to start. From there, you can either hang the sprigs upside down in a cool, dry place or wrap them in a slightly damp paper towel and store them in the fridge. If you’re planning on using the thyme within a week or so, the fridge is probably your best bet. Otherwise, hanging them up will help them last for several weeks.
Fill a clean glass jar with cool water.
Thyme is a delicate herb that is commonly used in soups, stews, and sauces. If you grow thyme in your garden, you may find that you have an abundance of it during the peak growing season. Preserving fresh thyme is a great way to enjoy it year-round.
Here’s how to preserve fresh thyme:
1. Fill a clean glass jar with cool water.
2. Cut the stems of the thyme so that they are about 2 inches long.
3. Place thethyme stems in the jar of water, making sure that the leaves are completely submerged.
4. Cap the jar tightly and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Add the thyme sprigs to the jar, making sure they’re completely submerged.
If you’re looking to preserve fresh thyme for future use, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, start with a clean and sterile jar. Next, add the thyme sprigs to the jar, making sure they’re completely submerged. Finally, add a lid to the jar and store it in the refrigerator. With proper care, your thyme should last for several weeks.
Place the jar in the fridge.
Fresh thyme preservation is simple and only requires a handful of items: fresh thyme, a clean mason jar, and white vinegar. Fill the jar with fresh thyme sprigs, then fill the jar with white vinegar until the thyme is completely submerged. Place the lid on the jar and screw on tightly. Place the jar in the fridge and allow it to sit for at least 24 hours before using. The thyme will last in the fridge for several months.
Change the water every few days, or as needed.
To keep fresh thyme alive and healthy for as long as possible, it’s important to change the water every few days, or as needed. Fresh thyme will last longest when kept in a cool, dark place like the fridge, so try to keep it there if you can. If you notice the thyme starting to wilt or turn brown, it’s time to change the water and/or trim the stems.
Enjoy your fresh thyme for up to 2 weeks!
With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy your fresh thyme for up to 2 weeks!
-Start by cutting off the bottom of the thyme stems, about 1/2 inch from the base.
-Next, fill a glass jar or vase with lukewarm water.
-Add the thyme stems to the water, making sure that the cut ends are submerged.
-Place the jar in a cool, dark place and replace the water every 2-3 days.
To dry thyme:
To dry thyme, tie branches together and hang them upside down in a cool, dry place. Alternatively, lay sprigs on a clean dish towel in a single layer and let them air dry for about a day. Once the thyme is dried, strip the leaves off the stem and store in an airtight container dried thyme will last for several months.
Cut sprigs of thyme, leaving about 2 inches of stem.
Cut sprigs of thyme, leaving about 2 inches of stem. Strip the leaves from the bottom half of the stem and discard. Fill a small jar or container with clean water and add the thyme sprigs. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Change the water every few days as needed.
Place the thyme sprigs on a paper towel and blot dry.
Place the thyme sprigs on a paper towel and blot dry. Lay the thyme out on a cutting board and remove any leaves that are yellowed or brown. Strip the thyme leaves off of the stem, using your fingers to grip the stem close to the leaves and pull downwards. You can save the stems to use in stock or discard them.
Finely chop the thyme leaves, using a sharp knife. Place the chopped thyme in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Fill the jar with enough Olive Oil to completely cover the thyme, screw on the lid and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place for up to six months.
Place the thyme on a wire rack and set in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
To preserve fresh thyme, start by removing any ties or rubber bands and gently rinsing the thyme under cool water. Next, shake off any excess water and spread the thyme out on a clean dish towel to air dry. Once the thyme is dry, place it on a wire rack and set it in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. If you’re using a dehydrator, set it to 125 degrees Fahrenheit and dehydrate the thyme for 2-3 hours. Once the thyme is dried, store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.
Allow the thyme to dry for 1-2 weeks.
1. Cut the stems of fresh thyme, leaving about 2 inches of stem on each sprig.
2. Hang the thyme stems upside down in a dry, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight. Avoid using a humid room or covering the thyme while it dries, as this will cause mold to form.
3. Check on the thyme daily, and remove any stems that have dried completely. Continue drying the remaining thyme until all of the stems are crispy and dry to the touch.
4. Strip the leaves from the dried thyme stems and store them in an Airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.
Store the dried thyme in an airtight container
To dry thyme, remove the leaves from the stems and spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in a preheated oven set to the lowest temperature possible. Leave the oven door propped open with a wooden spoon. Check on the thyme periodically, stirring it around and flipping the leaves over so that they dry evenly. Once the thyme is completely dry, typically after 1-2 hours, remove it from the oven and let it cool. Store the dried thyme in an airtight container.