Drying Roses

Roses? Yes. I believe in the concept that unless a plant/tree produces an edible food for humans and/ or animals, it is a waste of space in my yards. It has been a long process to achieve my ideal and I am still working on it. One of the few plants to remain from the previous owner was rose-bushes, hidden… Continue reading Drying Roses

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Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sun-Dried Tomatoes are an easy way to preserve a lot of tomatoes, quickly. And enjoy them all year long. Which is especially nice if you have multiple plants dripping in ripe tomatoes in late summer. While drying the tomatoes on a dehydrator isn’t “sun-dried”, it gives the same effect, with little effort. Wash, dry off… Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Dehydrated Cinnamon Carrot Shreds

Dehydrated Cinnamon Carrot Shreds Ingredients: 10-ounce bag shredded carrots 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Tbsp granulated sugar or coconut sugar ¾ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp sea salt Directions: Line two dehydrator trays with fine mesh liners (or parchment paper). Melt coconut oil, stir in sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Toss with carrots till coated. Divided… Continue reading Dehydrated Cinnamon Carrot Shreds

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Zucchini Gummy Candy

Zucchini Gummy Candy? Oh yes. Don’t be afraid.... and be sure to not let anyone know what you made them out of, till after they have tried them. I figured if I could score a free bloated zucchini, even the better. And being late summer, my chances were high. After trolling my neighborhood Facebook page,… Continue reading Zucchini Gummy Candy

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Crunchy Chips From The Dehydrator

While these recipes were developed by Excalibur Dehydrators for use in their high-end dehydrators, the recipes can be used in many other dehydrators as well – although drying times may be much longer – just check every hour. Enjoy these recipes for a new taste in “chips” to munch on. BBQ Cucumber Chips Ingredients 3 large… Continue reading Crunchy Chips From The Dehydrator