Category Archives: Dehydration is forever!

Reporting back on the various fruit leathers

I pulled all of my various fruit leathers out of the dehydrator today, photographed and tasted each one so that I could see what I might be interested in making into a bigger batch … and, of course, so I … Continue reading

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I forgot to “cost” my Reduced-sugar Pear Cardamon jelly …

… and I know–for a lot of you–you could care less what the actual cost of stuff like this. You just want to enjoy it for the taste, the convenience, the control over your diet, or whatever … but I’ve … Continue reading

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Experimenting with applesauce-based fruit leathers

I found applesauce on sale the other day at Cash and Carry: great big # 10 cans for $3.59. It was an off-brand, yes, but a good deal … so I stuck it in my mental folder for future reference. … Continue reading

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The reds and golds of dehydration :)

My dehydrators have been going pretty much full-time for the last week or so, and I’ve noticed a trend. I seem to be drying an awful lot of beta carotene right now. Maybe that’s telling me something about what my … Continue reading

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Candied Mandarin Orange peel, plus some just dried, too!

Once I got my mandarin orange sections dehydrating, I was left with a huge mound of peels. I’m not one to waste things … especially not delicious things like mandarin orange peels … so I had plans for those, too … Continue reading

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Kiwis and Pears: more dehydrating projects!

I’m still on the hunt for great dehydrate-ables … so here’s the lowdown on another couple for you. I bought two one-pound bags of kiwis to try drying them. When I visited the Dutchman’s Store in Iowa on my recent … Continue reading

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Dehydrating mandarins … two ways!

I’ve been working on increasing my stores of dehydrated fruits lately. I’m always using them as ingredients for scones, cookies, crumbles, granola, and more … and the standard offerings in most grocery stores (apples, dried plums–what they’re calling “prunes” these … Continue reading

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Dried peas

My new Nesco Dehydrator arrived this week! I was excited about it because this is my first dehydrator that uses heat and a fan to dry your fruits, veggies, jerky, etc … so–of course–I’ve been trying it out! I ran … Continue reading

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Dehydrating soup greens … the easy way!

I can’t take credit for this idea at all. I owe it all to the lovely ladies of Creative Canning Cuisine: my friends Jeanne and Sheila in particular! They’re the ones who told me about taking bags of pre-cut coleslaw–on … Continue reading

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Dehydrated Bell Peppers

We love bell peppers in our house … so much so that we use them in at least a third of the meals we prepare at home. They’re one of our favorite savory vegetables. In season, they’re often inexpensive–especially since … Continue reading

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