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Freeze-Dried Salsa: Making and Using It

We love our Harvest Right freeze-dyer and have had it running quite a bit this year. From carrots to pumpkin pie, to noodles and candy, we just love seeing what will freeze-dry in it. We grow a lot of peppers, onions and tomatoes on our homestead, and yearly I water bath can at least 100 pint jars… Continue reading Freeze-Dried Salsa: Making and Using It

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Freeze-drying Cheese

So why freeze-dry cheese shreds?  It’s portable and shelf stable. You can carry cheese and not worry about it going bad. Or going greasy and limp in the heat of summer if you are camping. It melts almost instantly. Just add it your meals, and let it sit on the hot food, or stir it… Continue reading Freeze-drying Cheese

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Freeze-Drying Sliced Celery and Rhubarb

Celery and rhubarb might seem like odd choices to freeze-dry in our Harvest Right Freeze-Dryer. But hear me out here. Both are underrated ingredients to be used. Freeze-dried celery can be crumbled into small dices, and added to many meals for a boost of green. Rhubarb can be made into a tart sauce, to have… Continue reading Freeze-Drying Sliced Celery and Rhubarb

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Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating: Frozen Peas and Corn

We have been running comparisons with Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating with various ingredients, to see what the outcome is. This has meant that we are running both our Harvest Right freeze-dryer and our dehydrator running nearly non-stop of late. We have the large size Harvest Right freeze-dryer for reference. This post is on drying frozen petite peas and sweet corn. Both are blanched,… Continue reading Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating: Frozen Peas and Corn

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Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating: Egg Noodles

We have been running comparisons with Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating with various ingredients, to see what the outcome is. This has meant that we are running both our Harvest Right freeze-dryer and our dehydrator running nearly non-stop of late. One of the things you cannot buy easily (even online) is “instant pasta” – outside of using ramen noodles and small couscous. Neither of these… Continue reading Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating: Egg Noodles