Packed into tiny jars in a supermarket spice aisle, a few teaspoons of dried herb leaves can be amazingly pricey. But grow and dry your own, as Sharon Lovejoy does, and you get the same thing virtually free. It's easy.
Shown: Sharon makes her own herb-infused vinegars for salad dressing and marinades—and for giving as gifts. Thai basil, on the far right, is one of her favorite flavorings; shallot and chive blossom are others.