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Dehydrating Zucchini Chips

Dehydrating is one of our favorite methods for preserving produce. It's quick, easy, and takes up little pantry space when done. Zucchini is a vegetable people run out of ideas on what to use it for, however dehydrating is a great way to have some for the long winter! You will need a mandolin, or… Continue reading Dehydrating Zucchini Chips

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Dehydrating And Preserving Herbs And Flowers

Dehydrating and preserving herbs and flowers is a satisfying part of gardening and homesteading. If you are at all interested in herbalism, it is a much wiser choice to grow and preserve your own supply, rather than buy them - and not know how the items were grown. This is of utmost importance if you… Continue reading Dehydrating And Preserving Herbs And Flowers


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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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