I had an abundance of herbs last year from my garden. I wasn't sure if I'd infuse them in oil or butter; and because I couldn't decide, they sat out on my counter for a few weeks - maybe more. Needless to say, they dried themselves out naturally. There were a few stems that trailed off down the brown crispy route and had to be thrown. But otherwise, I had a delightful array of herbs that kept me going through the winter. Here is a small sampling of some basics - sage, thyme, and oregano.