I scored this nifty little food dehydrator from Freecycle. When I ran out of one of my favorite herb blends, herbs de provence, I decided to try and make my own using what I have on hand instead of running to the store. I have a rosemary and a lavender bush in my yard, so I picked some. It took only three hours to dry the herbs. I blended them with equal amounts of thyme and sage that I had on hand. It worked out just fine and saved me a few dollars.