This month-the garden that I spend so much time in blessed me with an ABUNDANCE of herbs. I use them fresh, but cannot use them up fast enough.
I did pick a bunch of basil, and will turn that into pesto.
I do not can pesto. I have read that it is not safe. But I do freeze it in 1/2 pint canning jars. I just top it with some olive oil to keep it from turning dark. Then I can give it as gifts or use when needed.
Here is my yardsale find. I had a dehydrator, but this was nicer. I bought it from a lady who said that her son spent a lot of money to make jerky. He never got around to using it. So his trash is my treasure for 5 dollars.
I hope to upgrade to the Excalibur, but this will do just fine for now.
What do I do with a dehydrator in November? I dry herbs, and put them in little jars. My son and daughter-in-law hosted Thanksgiving dinner. I only had to make pies and rolls. It is time to let the younger cooks shine! Besides, I did not have to worry about cleaning the house for company yesterday. More time to concentrate on making my pies and rolls the best that they can be.