Do you own a food dehydrator?
26 May 08
I do own one, but I've not used it yet. I dehydrate loads of fruits and veg each year as it's my favourite method of preservation, but I normally rely on the sun to do it for me, or pop trays on top of our wood stove once it's cooling. I dry beans and peas for use in the winter, herbs for cooking generally, all the flowers and leaves I use for herbal teas, and various veggies. I prefer to bottle fruits and use them as desserts, but I have dried them before. My most useful dehydrated items are dried nettle leaves and dried pepper. Both get added to loads of dishes and are really easy to store in glass jars in the kitchen.
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28 May 08
We have a food dehydrtor, though I haven't used it in a while. This summer I will have some herbs to dry so perhaps we will use it them. It has to run for so long that I always wonder about how it will effect the electric bill. I do love jerky, and dried fruit thoguh, and those things can get pricey.