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Topic: Bay Laurel question?

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Subject: Bay Laurel question?
Date Posted: 10/6/2008 12:16 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/6/2008 4:21 PM ET
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I'm no expert, but I think making sure the leaves are completely dried out before you jar them will be the best thing.  They will keep and not get moldy. 

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 5:45 PM ET
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Thank you Mary!



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Date Posted: 10/6/2008 7:51 PM ET
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Yes, that's the ticket!  Be sure they are totally dry, and then you won't have to worry about mold!

Katz

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 11:02 AM ET
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I've done this, and it works out just fine.  I've never had a problem with mold.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 5:23 AM ET
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I just leave the lid off the jar.  I do this with Rosemary and Bay.  My spice rack has enough overhang so they don't get dusty.  With mint I put it in the freezer.  Works great in a tea stainer.  (Mint has more moisture.  And freezing breaks the cell structure, making it quicker to steep.)