Preserving Herbs For Winter Use

Preserving Herbs For Winter Use

Preserving Herbs For Winter Use Course Description

Do you love fresh herbs but wonder if there is an easy way to preserve them for the winter?

Do you seek other ways to use herbs other than just as a seasoning on food?

There are so many ways to preserve herbs for winter use – from various methods of drying them to freezing them, but it doesn’t end there. 

Some of the best ways to preserve herbs in right in the foods you would normally incorporate herbs into – pre-made seasonings, teas, butter or oil. 

Then this is the course for you!

What You Will Learn In This Course:

  • Hang herbs to dry
  • Use a hanging herb dryer
  • Dry herbs on a window screen dryer
  • Dry herbs in a dehydrator
  • Dry herbs in an oven
  • Dry herbs in a microwave
  • Freeze herbs whole
  • Make herb ice cubes
  • Add fresh herbs to freezer meals
  • Add herbs to canned sauces
  • Preserve herbs in vinegar
  • Preserve herbs in oil
  • Preserve herbs in butter
  • Preserve herbs in salt or sugar
  • Make pre-made seasonings
  • Make herbal tea
  • Make herb jelly (plus tips on how to use these)

Here Is What Other Students Are Saying:

"Thank you for the wonderful ideas and for answering some questions I've had. I've taken notes and plan to use them soon - we've just started harvesting some herbs and will have more to work this weekend." - Julie

"Excellent presentation. Thank you for the useful information." - Suzanne

"Great presentation. Most of this stuff I learned the hard way throughout the years of dehydrating. Yes, I did pick up some new tips too! This would be great for people who are just newly entering the dehydrating world. Wow! The frustration that could be spared. That you for giving such great wisdom." - Opal

"Great information! I'm a "newbie" when it comes to growing herbs, so seeing all the different ways I can preserve them for use throughout the winter is valuable and appreciated." - Terri Paige-Schef

"This was a most informative presentation. Thank you, Sheri Ann, for all of the great tips that you gave here. I am looking forward to trying my hand at herbal jellies." - M.

"Another great video! Thanks for your simple and concise instructions. I liked that you packed the info into this lesson. It was very enjoyable and I will use many of your tips. Also look forward to visiting your site. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge." - Kathy

"Love the basil ideas. Thanks." - Constance Beck

"Love that you stressed labeling! We often overlook such a simple task and regret it later. Even though I don't eat pork, my husband does and the frozen back grease with herb idea will be a new addition to our freezer. I hadn't pulled my dehydrator out in many years...wasn't properly educated on the great benefits it can provide...but now it is on the counter and I'll be using it again. Yay!! Thank you." - Kimberly Komala

"This is a great teaching video. I will be watching this one a second time this evening. Thanks!" - Cindy

"Wonderful presentation. I've grown herbs for many years and could never figure out how to have basil retain its flavor. Thanks also for all the instructions on making vinegars, etc." - Barbara

"Lots of information and creative ideas. Thank you." - Dawna

"Hi Sheri Ann, just getting into basil, thank you for the tips. Do you prefer one mint over another for vinegar's?" - Pam


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Sheri Ann Richerson
Sheri Ann Richerson
Sheri Ann Richerson

About the instructor

Renaissance Homesteader and Proclaimed Plant Geek, Sheri Ann Richerson can tell you everything there is to know about organic gardening, being self-sufficient and raising tropical plants from seed in a temperate environment.

Sheri Ann Richerson is a leading pioneer in the self-sufficiency movement. For the past 19 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting organic gardening, natural health and self-sufficiency through all forms of media. Her career includes years as a nationally acclaimed best-selling author, radio host and guest on a variety of shows – showcasing her expertise on homesteading and gardening. Additionally, Ms. Richerson is a speaker, columnist and a blogger for hundreds of websites, magazines and newspapers.

Ms. Richerson has been featured in The New York Times, Woman’s World Magazine and Ladies’ Home Journal. Her by-lined articles can be found at,,,,, and dozens of other sites.

Ms. Richerson has contributed to a wide range of anthologies as well. Her writing credits include contributions to “Our Food Heritage, Past, Present, Future, Baking Bread Together, Helps to Keep the Family Together” – 2007; “Llewellyn Herbal Almanac” – 2006, 2005 and 2003; “Llewellyn Magical Almanac” – 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003; “All Things Chocolate” – 2005; “Llewellyn Witches Spell-A-Day” – 2003; “Llewellyn Moon Sign Book” – 2002.

Ms. Richerson’s best-selling books include:
•The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Year-Round Gardening a #1 best seller.
•The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Seed Saving & Starting a #1 best seller.
•Flower Gardening: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #1 best seller.
•Growing Plants In What You Have a #1 best seller.
•101 Self-Sufficiency Gardening Tips a #1 best seller.
•101 Secret Gardening Tips a #1 best seller.
•The Allure Of Chocolate a #1 best seller.
•Growing And Harvesting Edible Plants: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #1 best seller.
•An Herbal Meal For The One You Love a #1 best seller.
• Houseplants, Cacti And Tropical Plants: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #1 best seller.
•Herbs For Rock Gardens & Ground Covers a #1 best seller.
•Magical Gardens a #1 best seller.
•Herbal Hydroponics a #1 best seller.
•Medicinal Astrology a #1 best seller
•Wishing Herbs a #1 best seller.
•101 Organic Gardening Tips a #1 best seller.
•Scented Gardens: A Collection Of Articles a #1 best-seller.
•101 English Garden Tips a #1 best seller.
•From Seed To Harvest a #1 best seller.
•101 Beginning Gardening Tips a #1 best seller.
•Fire Magic a #1 best seller.
•Legend Of Fire a #2 best seller.
•Healing Properties Of Water a #2 best seller.
•The Monkey Man Of India: A Figment Of Imagination Or A Fact? a #2 best seller.
•Ghosts Of Key West a #2 best seller.
•Natural Health And Wellness: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #3 best seller.
•Wedding Superstitions a #4 best seller.
•Urban Legends a #14 best seller.
•Fairy Dance a #15 best seller.
•Jervacia’s Last Stand a #19 best seller.
•Darkness a #28 best seller.
•Dark Abyss a #34 best seller.

Her farm, Exotic Gardening Farms, is a certified wildlife habitat. She is a Global Warming Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation and a Region III Representative for the  Plant-A-Row for the Hungry program.

Her diverse range of writing and speaking has included an eclectic mix of articles on current events, herbs, aromatherapy, tropical plants as well as various pieces on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Ms. Richerson has given numerous talks on a wide variety of subjects including chocolate, night blooming plants, seed starting, herbs and global warming. Her specialty topic is Theobroma cacao commonly known as chocolate. Ms. Richerson attended Ball State University and Huntington University, where she majored in communications and minored in theatrical arts. Sheri lives in Marion, Indiana. For more information, please visit her writing website at, her gardening and homesteading website at or subscribe to the Experimental Homesteader podcasts on iTunes.

What's included?

21 Videos
1 Text

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1 Hanging Herbs To Dry
Chapter 2 Using A Hanging Herb Dryer
Chapter 3 Using A Window Screen
Chapter 4 Using A Dehydrator
Chapter 5 Using An Oven
Chapter 6 Using A Microwave
Chapter 7 Making An Herbal Vinegar
Chapter 8 Preserving Herbs In Oil
Chapter 9 Making Herb Butter
Chapter 10 Making Herbal Seasonings
Chapter 11 Making Herbal Teas
Chapter 12 Making Herb Jellies
Chapter 13 Layering Herbs In Salt Or Sugar
Chapter 14 Freezing Herbs Whole
Chapter 15 Making Herbal Ice Cubes
Chapter 16 Adding Herbs To Freezer Meals
Chapter 17 Adding Herbs To Home Canned Sauces

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