Category Archives: dehydrating

stocking up

This is a Rodale book from 1977 that was found for $2 in the thrift today.  Lots of good recipes, which never go out of style.  The opening talked about where and how to get some of the specialty canning … Continue reading

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rehydrating soup

Finally tried some of the potato leek soup I’d made a few months ago, and dried.  It rehydrated fine, but was bland.  The bland had to do with how it was made, as I usually create a plain base and … Continue reading

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beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup.  This year managed 10 quarts.  Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids.  Ultimately, 2 quarts ended up not sealing, and those I dehydrated.  The … Continue reading

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solar cooking

My FIRST successful solar cooking experience. A while back bought a Solar Flare Parabolic solar cooker.  It was cheap (at the time about 1/2 what they are selling for now).  When my slow cooker died recently, decided I could use … Continue reading

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dehydrating

  The turkey, rice and vegetable soup I’d previously dehydrated got weighed out and packaged.  Six quarts, weighed out the total dried, divided by six and that many grams went into a plastic sandwich bag, made a label, then shrink … Continue reading

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dehydration for storage

This is a bag containing 560 grams of dehydrated Turkey rice soup w/vegetables.  Its what’s left of 6 quarts of soup.  While I prefer, usually, to can my soup, there are times when I’d like to have some emergency food … Continue reading

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GF dehydration experiments

  This is a mix of gluten free cooked grains (oatmeal, buckwheat, amaranth, polenta) with apples, rhubarb, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and sugar put out in 1/2 cup measures to dry.  One lot was left as noted, then added … Continue reading

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