I love dehydrating fruits, berries and vegetables. Why? It is easy! It is also an affordable and shelf stable method that doesn’t need lots of mess cleanup at the end (canning for example). And of late I have had a lot of produce coming through the house that I needed to quickly process but haven’t had the time to spend half a day canning. And while freezing works well I like to have food that isn’t reliant on electricity for not spoiling – too many ice and wind storms for me to trust my eating to a chest freezer.
I have posted a couple of blog posts on my other blog, TrailCooking, on dehydrating lately. Enjoy! More will be coming – I have Rose Hips drying today, something I hadn’t tried before. They will be useful in brewing teas this winter.
And what do I use for my drying? A L’Equip Food Dehydrator. It has served me well over the years!
Dried Pumpkin (which is then powdered):
Cinnamon Sugar Dried Apples (great for tart apples):