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The all-red house and a painted doorway in India in this week’s reader photos

Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. This week: an elephantine bathroom and a twinkling cold frame for winter veggies. In these Clicky Links you'll find lots of sites to waste a little time on.

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Don't let your garden go to waste! Here's how to dry your herbs for money-saving eating all winter long

If you've been growing herbs 'round your place, now's a really good time to start drying them so you'll have fresher herbs all winter long. Save them now, before their herby oils begin leeching out (though if you dawdle for a few weeks, you'll be okay too — as long as you get to them before frost hits.) When dried or frozen correctly, you'll have herbs for a very long time — to use for cooking, tinctures, or magickal rites. It is so, so easy — this is what I did to save my herbs: cilantro, sage, oregano, chives, and more.