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Ways to Dry or Dehydrate Fruits and Veggies


People who grow gardens each year hope that the garden will supply enough fruits and vegetables to be able to save some for the winter months. Some people choose to can their surplus while others freeze. Have you considered ways to dry/dehydrate fruits and vegetables as an alternative to canning or freezing? You can dry food in a number of ways: * Sun Drying * Solar Drying * Oven Drying * Dehydrator Drying To effectively dry food it is necessary to have the right combination of … [Read more...]



Storing the Harvest: Ways You Can Preserve Your Fruits and Veggies

It’s that time of year again. You have a bumper crop of certain fruits and vegetables in your garden, someone has shared their bumper crop or you’ve made a trip to the local farmer’s market or fruit stand. The question becomes what do you do with all of it? Here are some ideas for storing the harvest. Consider these ways you can preserve your fruits and veggies for use later in the year. Storing the Harvest: Ways You Can Preserve Your Fruits and Veggies Dehydrating This is probably … [Read more...]


Ways to Dry or Dehydrate Fruits and Veggies

People who grow gardens each year hope that the garden will supply enough fruits and vegetables to be able to save some for the winter months. Some people choose to can their surplus while others freeze. Have you considered ways to dry/dehydrate fruits and vegetables as an alternative to canning or freezing? Ways to Dry or Dehydrate Fruits and Veggies You can dry food in a number of ways: * Sun Drying * Solar Drying * Oven Drying * Dehydrator Drying To effectively dry food it is … [Read more...]


18 Rhubarb Recipes And Storage Tips

18 Rhubarb Recipes And Storage Tips Summer is here in full force in Colorado and that means that rhubarb is being grown in every backyard.  I love having plenty of friends who have rhubarb plants in their backyard but must admit that I am glad that I don't have one.  I can't stand to see things go to waste and rhubarb is one of those plants that you get a surplus of in no time!   If you have a rhubarb plant in your backyard this is the post for you!  Not only does it … [Read more...]


How To Make Your Own Dehydrated Potatoes ~ Fresh Potatoes All Year Long

You had to expect something like dehydrated potatoes coming from a potato farmer's wife  :) Why Dehydrate Potatoes As a potato farmers wife you would think that I always have potatoes on hand...uhh wrong. Cory is only mediocre about bringing them to me from the seed cellar when I ask. It's kind of like the old saying about a mechanics car is always broke down, during the winter he has to check the seed cellar everyday but for whatever reason potatoes don't always make it to my … [Read more...]


Easily Dehydrate Parsley To Enjoy Year Round

Why Dehydrate Parsley Parsley is a great addition to just about any meal but keeping it on hand is not always the most convenient thing. If your like me you have tried to grow it in your window garden and became a total failure because you couldn't use it all so you gave up. After all a little goes a looong way. It was to hard for me to waste it all so I just let my plants die...what turned out to be a very slow death for them. Fast forward two years later and I am working my dehydrator to the … [Read more...]


Dehydrate Rhubarb Instead Of Wasting Your Surplus

Not sure what to do with all of that extra rhubarb from your garden? It’s hard to use a lot of rhubarb at once, but you can’t throw this delicious food away.  Instead of wasting it make up as much Strawberry Rhubarb Freezer Jam as you can possibly use or give away as gifts, dehydrate it. Why Dehydrate Rhubarb Dehydrating rhubarb is an easy solution to your extra rhubarb problem. If you dehydrate your rhubarb and store it in an airtight container, such as a mason jar, it will last much … [Read more...]


How To Make Your Own Dehydrated Onions

What are you planning on doing with all of those onions in your pantry? Have you ever thought about dehydrating them? Dehydrating your onions is easier than you think, and it can be cheaper than buying dehydrated onions from the supermarket. Why Dehydrate Onions You might ask, “Why dehydrate?” Dehydrating onions is a better alternative to freezing or canning onions because it keeps the taste the same. You don’t need to worry about the onions going bad or tasting funky later on when you’re … [Read more...]


Dried Celery Makes It Easy To Add Vegetables To Your Meals

As I progress with my Fabulous Food Dehydrator Series, I couldn't decide whether dried celery or dried canned pineapple was easier. I thought about putting them in the same post because they are so easy, in the end though it came down to the tools needed. You have to actually chop celery so I decided it was harder...but only because it makes another dish to wash. As I said above you need to chop your celery before you can dry it. I purchased three bundles and my chopping skills are … [Read more...]


Dry Pineapple The Easy Way

If you have been following along with my Fantastic Food Dehydrator Series you have learned out a lot about what to look for in a dehydrator and even what kinds of dehydrators are available, however, knowing the facts and putting them to use are two different things. Having recipes to go along with your dehydrator is always a help. Working with a dehydrator is not as complicated as might think. I am going to start off sharing recipes that are simple. I mean some of them are so simple that I … [Read more...]