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Pumpkin Chips? This week in Fail……

Yes, I said pumpkin chips. Crisp and chewy….strange And I said FAIL. I’m down to two pumpkins left.  Can you believe it?  I decided to try something different with this pumpkin. After an evening of dinner failure, that resulted in a dinner out.  Okay, that deserves more of an explanation.  I planned to make a …

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Freezer cooking on a small scale…

When I say freezer cooking…you say? Eek! No way! You’re a crazy lady! Okay, maybe not, but I’m sure you’re not giddy. Freezer cooking to some sounds like a whole day, 30 meal affair. It does not have to be….. Don’t be scared, it’s not so bad. Freezer cooking does not have to take up …

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Farmer’s Market, jam and dried herbs

Monday,  I was a busy girl. It’s true. The 107F degree heat, a yucky sinus headache and the threat of rolling blackouts did not faze me (much). My daughter and I went to the Farmer’s Market. Here is what we bought. We bought leeks corn onions peaches 8-ball squash garlic avocados zucchini and yellow squash …

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A sweet potato chip update

I wanted to share this update with anyone who wanted to try using the dehydrator to make sweet potato chips. Since we are stuck at home this weekend, while my daughter’s toe heals, I decided to make another batch of sweet potato chips. I made this batch with a much thinner slice. They are perfect, …

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Sweet potato update

7 1/2 hours. Most of the sweet potato chips are crisp.  I think they taste great.  Picky daughter did not agree, but she rarely does.  I am drying strawberries now (after washing and drying the racks).  What’s next? Who knows.

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Sweet Potato crisps

Good Morning! Today I am trying my hand at sweet potato dehydration. The goal? Crisp sweet potato chips. I used a Mandoline to slice the sweet potatoes so the cuts would be even and consistent. A word on mandoline safety. The mandoline is very sharp, and if your finger (or finger nail) gets too close …

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It’s jerky

I should have started this food dehydrator learning process with jerky. It was so simple to make. I bought about a pound of pre-cut fajita beef. Boiled it for about 7 min. in 1 bottle of barbecue sauce and about 1/3 of a cup of Worcestershire sauce. Patted it dry and placed it in the …

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This week in fail. Little green weapons.

Food dehydrator..check Fresh sugar snap peas..check Dried sugar snap peas? Chec….erm not so much a check. This week in FAIL……..CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. I wanted crisp,  flavorful little sugar snaps.  I’ve got little green weapons. The dehydration project known as sugar snap was not a success.  Not at all. They are NOT crispy and delightful, as …

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SWEET, CRISPY SUCCESS

S U C C E S S That is how you spell, well success….which is what I have in drying banana chips. 🙂 At 13 1/2  hours. they were not quite there yet. At 14 1/2 hours. Sweet, sweet success! They don’t get “crisp” until you let them cool. I kept waiting for crisp in …

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Food Dehydrator banana update.

Good morning Ladies and Gents. I woke up this morning excited to see my dried banana slices. I tiptoed into the kitchen and opened the lid of the dehydrator and the banana slices are not done yet. Boo! They are still chewy. Not done yet. The recipe stated that the drying time for bananas is …

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