Dill

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

June, July, August, September Unknown

Benefits of Dill

  • ability to boost digestion
  •  provides relief from insomnia hiccups, diarrhea, dysentery, menstrual disorders, respiratory disorders, & various types of cancers
  • good for oral care & can be a powerful boost for your immune system
  • it can also protect from bone degradation
  • it is an anti-inflammatory substance, which means that it can protect against arthritis.

Storage Tips

  • place the stems in a water-filled jar like you would cut flowers. This is an easy way to keep it fresh for up to a week.
  • Freeze:
    • Rinse the dill fronds and flower heads with water to remove any dust and insects. Shake the herbs gently to remove most of the moisture.
    • Thoroughly dry the dill by allowing it to hang upside down to main the best shape. You can also lay it out on an absorbent material such as a dishtowel or layers of paper towel. Do not let the dill get crispy dry, you simply want it to lose most of its moisture
    • Place the washed and dried dill into an airtight container and seal tightly. If your container allows the herb to sit upright, you will continue to keep that attractive shape in the freezer.
    • Place the container in the coldest part of your freezer until needed.

Culinary Tips

  • Fresh dill pairs well with seafood, creamy sauces and vegetables such as beets, carrots, cucumbers, and potatoes.
  • Wait until the end of cooking to add fresh dill, because it looses flavor when overheated.
  • When using dill leaves, it is best to use fresh rather than dried to get the most flavor.

Recipe links

Mast~O~Khiar Yogurt Dip

Quick & Easy Dill Pickles

Lemon Dill Tofu