How-To: Dehydrating Pineapple Skins & Cores

Pineapple cores and skins have huge amounts of enzymes that are beneficial to our health. I have a recipe for pineapple tea, but I like to be able to store it in powder form too. You can dehydrate the skins (and the cores) and grind into a wonderful powder! Pineapple powder… Read more“How-To: Dehydrating Pineapple Skins & Cores”

How-To: Dehydrating Frozen Vegetables

Frozen vegetables are usually picked and flash frozen immediately after the blanching process. The easy part of doing frozen vegetables is that they’ve already been washed, cut, and blanched for you. If you have a freezer full of blanched vegetables from your garden, this is an excellent way to clean it… Read more“How-To: Dehydrating Frozen Vegetables”

Use an Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts

An egg slicer for preparing foods for dehydration? You bet! An egg slicer is a handy tool for the dehydrator. You may think an egg slicer can only do one thing—slice eggs. You would be wrong. An egg slicer is a magical tool that can slice many things. Those nice… Read more“Use an Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts”

Dehydrating Potatoes How-To

Potatoes can be a problem to dehydrate if you are not aware that they can and do turn black if not processed properly. The key is cooking the potatoes before dehydrating. If your potatoes turn black (or other colors) after they are boiled, you may be using an aluminum or reactive… Read more“Dehydrating Potatoes How-To”

Make Your Own Dehydrating Journal (with Free Printables)

Logging your dehydrating sessions gives you information to use for future batches. Here are 2 methods for you to choose from. When I really started dehydrating on a regular basis I found I was needing some kind of a record of what I had done. To keep track of how long my… Read more“Make Your Own Dehydrating Journal (with Free Printables)”

How to Achieve Good Dehydrated Food Quality

Start with the best produce to get the best dried foods √ Start with the fresh produce in your garden or choose organic, non-GMO foods from the grocery store or farmer’s markets if you can afford them. Look for foods that are free of blemishes. √ Use the best fruit… Read more“How to Achieve Good Dehydrated Food Quality”

Smoke on the Water—Wood & Liquid Smoked Salts

Start with an all-natural salt and slow smoke it using real Applewood chips. A delicate smolder with a subtle hint of fruit makes this smoked salt very versatile as a rub, marinade, or finishing salt. BUT what if you do not have a smoker? That is what my friend Anna… Read more“Smoke on the Water—Wood & Liquid Smoked Salts”

6 Onion or Mushroom Soup & Dip DRY Mixes

These recipes are a must if you flavor with the dry soup brand mixes. Chemical-free, gluten-free, and with vegan options,  these mixes are also frugal and will save you money. I have played with these recipes and I think they taste better than the boxed brands! Original Onion Soup &… Read more“6 Onion or Mushroom Soup & Dip DRY Mixes”

Cucumber Powder & Recipes

~Use Your Abundant Cucumbers for Cucumber Powder in Dips, Sauces, Soups, & Personal Care Products~ What’s a person to do when the glut of cucumbers has reached epic proportions? When you have canned all the pickles and relish you can stand? Make cucumber powder! Greek Cucumber Dip (Tzatziki) Dry Seasoning Why… Read more“Cucumber Powder & Recipes”

Don’t Mix Sweet & Savory

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Loading Dehydrator Properly √ Because the air circulates in a dehydrator, flavors can transfer. While you can dry similar items at the same time — strawberries and peaches, for example — don’t mix fruit with aromatics like herbs or onions.. __________________________________ √ Do not mix foods processed… Read more“Don’t Mix Sweet & Savory”