Dehydration

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Dehydration

Post by rnh2 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:13 pm

Who out there dehydrates your garden and fruit crops? What’s the good bad and ugly? Best way to do it?


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Re: Dehydration

Post by Hippie Rancher » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:23 pm

have dried apricots on a screen outdoors before, they get brown but sure taste better than store-bought
have done tomatoes in low oven but it is gas so it takes forever, dream of getting a good dehydrator but just don't have a place to store it.

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Re: Dehydration

Post by Redgully » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:09 pm

My wife has a dehydrator and does heaps. She makes a lot of fruit leather by blending up ripe fruit and drying it in thin layers. Recently thinly sliced strawberries and dried them and are really nice. But my favourite is her dried/preserved figs. She pokes them full of holes, boils them for two hours in vinegar and sugar, drains them and then dries them on low oven, an hour on one side and an hour on the other. Store in the fridge for a year but they never last that long!

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