Category Archives: Dehydration

Dehydrating Asparagus

After my wife made up the batch of pickled asparagus the other day we had this whole bin of leftover asparagus stems. Now I’m a big fan of asparagus and I didn’t want it to go to waste! Here you … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Dehydrating Foods

Whether you’re preparing for the end of the world, dealing with overabundance from your garden, or trying to find new ways to economize in the kitchen, you will find that dehydrating your own foods is not only fun, but a … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Tomato Skins

It used to be that when we canned or used tomatoes in any of our recipes that we would simply take those blanched tomato skins and toss them in the compost. It was a bit of a shameful waste. Most … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Frozen Broccoli

Here’s another great frozen vegetable to dehydrate. We use this all the time in soups and stews. Here I have 5 packages of frozen broccoli. We pick them up when they’re on sale during the winter months. Depending on the … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Cabbage!

So we actually did this back in March and I’m just now catching up with my backlog of posts. If you’re not growing cabbage in your garden, March is the best month of the year to buy cabbage. Why? St. … Continue reading

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Dehydrated Mixed Veggies

During the winter months there isn’t always a steady supply of fresh produce to put away for a later date. This is the time of the year when we’re all burning through our carefully canned and dehydrated products. This being … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Mushrooms!

When it comes to cooking around here dehydrated mushrooms are a close second to tomatoes in popularity. Just about everything we cook contains them. Periodically they go on sale for 99 cents or so per package and we clean out … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Kiwi Fruit

I have to admit that most of the time Kiwi fruit simply do not last long enough at our house to make it into the dehydrator. between snacking, fruit salad and smoothies they are generally rapidly consumed. This week I … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Roma Tomatoes

Our dehydrator sees tomatoes on a regular basis. Dried tomatoes are great to throw into almost anything and also make excellent pizza toppings. The trick we’ve found is that when you buy them at the store they’re often not quite … Continue reading

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Ratatouille from Dehydrated ingredients!

Wednesdays (since I have to cook) is my Slacker Dad Crock Pot cooking night. Tonight we make Ratatouille from dehydrated ingredients. This would work well as a prepackaged meal or a meal in a jar!

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