Category Archives: Dehydrating

Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrated DICED Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are the darling of the vegetable garden around these parts. Some like to plant squash, some like peppers. But by golly almost everyone has a tomato bush (or two, or three…) in their garden!

None of my tomatoes will go to waste. Even when they’re producing too fast for me to eat fresh. I like to dice & dehydrate those fresh tomatoes to use in  my wintertime soups. It’s easy!

I'm dicing fresh garden tomatoes, dehydrating them & storing dehydrated tomatoes in the pantry. it replaces an item I used to have to buy. #TexasHomesteader

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Using Dehydrated Apples In Homemade Granola

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During apple season you can pick up a bag of apples for CHEAP. But when you have more than you can use, you have to figure out a way to preserve them.

One of the ways I like to preserve them so none go to waste is to dehydrate them and use them like apple ‘raisins‘ in my homemade granola.

After finding a great deal on apples I dehydrated them into soft chewy chunks. Good for me, good for my wallet & good for the environment! #TexasHomesteader

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Preserving The Bounty: Dehydrating Celery

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I use celery from time to time when I’m cooking. But it’s always just an ingredient and never the main event in my kitchen.

So here’s what I did to make sure it was used or preserved before it went bad:

I've learned how to preserve celery so it's always available when I want to use it in a recipe. #TexasHomesteaderPhoto by: Ashley
(because heaven knows *I* can’t make a photograph of a bunch of celery look like it belongs in an art studio!)

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Dehydrating Shredded Potatoes For Homemade Hash Browns

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You can often find a huge bag of potatoes for cheap. It’s hard not to just buy the bigger bag instead of a smaller bag for almost the same money. But will you be able to eat them all before they go bad?

I decided to dehydrate them. But there’s a trick to keeping them from turning black as they’re dehydrated.

Dehydrating Potatoes. If you buy a bag of potatoes cheap, how do you preserve them before they go bad? Dehydrate them! #TexasHomesteader

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Preserving The Harvest: Oregano

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I try to harvest and preserve all the fresh herbs I can. I finally got some oregano to grow. In addition to harvesting and using as much fresh oregano as I can, I also plan on preserving it for future use.

My dehydrating procedure is simple and requires no special equipment. Come see how easy it is to preserve oregano.

Preserving Oregano. Italian seasonings are my favorites. Because It tastes better fresh I like to grow and preserve my own. #TexasHomesteader

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