Category Archives: dehydrating

dehydration experiments

  on the left is cooked dried brown rice.  Rehydrated one jar tonight for dinner, took awhile, 30-45 minutes.  but was fine. Other jar will be kept in pantry for awhile to see if it goes rancid or anything. on … Continue reading

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follow ups

After nearly 3 weeks, today took the fermenting lid off the sauerkraut, and it tastes, just like sauerkraut.  so into the fridge it went. and for lunch, reconstituted one of the “squash leather”.  Tore up it up smaller than in the … Continue reading

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squash leather

  roasted 3 good sized butternut squash in the solar oven, removed the guts, mashed, and spread out on sheets to dry.  They came out a little dryer than a fruit leather, but not so dry that they could be … Continue reading

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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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