This post was inspired by my friend, Julie, who commented as we were sampling the pears from the dehydrator, “These taste like candy!” Because of their natural sweetness, dehydrated pears make an easy sweet treat. [Read more…]
“Hey, could you use some apples?”
“Sure, I’d love some.”
So started around two weeks (off and on) of preserving apples. There were (I would guess) around two to three bushels to start with, which we made into sauce, fruit leather, popsicles, and cinnamon/sugar dried apple slices. [Read more…]
This time of year, many gardens and kitchen counters are filled with extra zucchini. I’m still short of rain, so my zucchini plants are only puttering along, but luckily my friends have been more than willing to share their bounty of overgrown zucchinis. Last week I processed a small mountain of large zucchini, and my Facebook friends were asking what the heck I was going to do with them. So here’s my not-so-secret method for using up large amounts of zucchini quickly and easily. [Read more…]
During harvest season, my dehydrator lives on my kitchen counter. Herbs, greens, fruits, veggies – everything get dried and neatly tucked away for use year round. I love how little space dried foods take up, and that they don’t require electricity for storage. This post covers basic instructions for vegetable dehydrating, to help you preserve “the good stuff” from your garden or farmers market.
Vegetable Dehydrating Basics
Want an easy way to store and preserve food? Need a food storage method that doesn’t take up much space and requires very little equipment? Want to make healthier snacks for your family to enjoy at home or on the go? Looking for portable food for camping or backpacking? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should learn about home food drying.