This is a picture of my garden in its heyday this August. This was my first year of gardening and I got very attached to my "plant children." I planted basil, lemon basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, lavender, cilantro, cayenne peppers and ten kinds of tomatoes. I'll probably cry like a little girl when I have to say goodbye to my precious garden. Chicago will go into deep-freeze mode any day now, and we won't see any vegetation for at least 6 months.
I found a good site that describes the process in more detail. I'm going to try making rosemary-cayenne-lemon basil cubes, too.
Other herbs like lavender and sage can be dried. They'll be going into a new line of exfoliating herbal soaps this winter :)