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By Slimdil

Northumberland, United Kingdom Gb

Ideas please as to what do do with all this sage. There's only so much I can use for cooking. Drying is the obvious solution I suppose but what's the best way to do it and can I then crumble it and bottle it?




You can make sage butter which is delicious on everything.
Sage ice cubes for summer drinks - lemonade, iced tea, etc.
sage honey.

Also burning a little sage will drive off evil spirits. :)

27 Jun, 2015


Hang bunches upside down in a warm place until leaves really dry, then crumble leaves as you say, put in airtight jars and and store in a dark place. But I would only cut as much as you think you are going to use and leave the rest on the plant. If you cut it all off it may stress the plant and you want it strong for next year.

28 Jun, 2015


Thanks for that. I actually Googled it and now have 32 brown paper bags of sage hanging in the loft - and the plant hardly looks as of it's been touched! At least any passing evil spirits won't dare venture in. Will start collecting lots of small jars to store it in.

28 Jun, 2015


in the past I have chopped it finely and frozen it in a small amount of water in an ice cube tray. easy to just chuck one into a dish as it cooks. still do it with basil.

29 Jun, 2015


Goodness Slimdil, you'll have your work cut out to get through all that on one season!

29 Jun, 2015


I think I'll end up selling little bottles of it at our Christmas Fair. I certainly couldn't use it all in my whole lifetime - and of course it'll be the same again next year! Will probably cut it back a little too I think.

30 Jun, 2015

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