Posted: 03/04/2016 at 20:07
I tend to freeze herbs in cubes but dry corriander seeds and chillies in the kitchen.
Both quite easy. After cutting the corrander plant (it needs to flower and set seed), I hang it in the shed until the leaves die then take leaves off and in order to make sure seeds are really dry, hang clumps tied together in the kitchen. I have a large kitchen though.
Chillies are dried similarly except they are hung up to dry in the GH first before being brought into the kitchen.
Once dry I put corriander seeds in a glass container and store in a cupboard. Chillies are quite happy threaded through cotton and hung from a rail in the kitchen. I've had chillies stayed good for a couple of yrs. Visitors are often surprised to discover they are real chillies!