Gardening & PTB - Drying Newbie Preserver. I just got an Food Dehydrator!

pasharain

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I just bought a food dehydrator, as I am starting a garden and would like to dry "my bounty." I am a complete newbie with dehydrating. So far I have dried tomatos, pickles (no good, too salty), chickpeas and cauliflower. I hate cauliflower, but I found a recipe for "cauliflower popcorn" made in the dehydrator, and I could have eaten the whole head (insert upset stomach sounds here). :oops:

If there are any other "dehydrators" here I would love to hear any tips you have. :)
 

Gardencook

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I used to do a lot of dehydrating, but life got busy. Haven't pulled out the machine in years.

DH devoured the fruit leather as fast as I made it. It was a great way to use up over-ripe fruit before it spoiled.

All it takes is fruit and lemon juice. Blend it into a puree and spread a thin layer on plastic wrap on the dehydrator tray.

When it is dry all you do is roll up the plastic wrap with the fruit right on it and store in a bag or container.

Works just like Fruit Roll-ups -- without the added sugar.
 
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