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Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-08-2011, 02:42 AM
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Posted By cartershan
The excalibur is full of squash chips now. We...

The excalibur is full of squash chips now. We love to take those camping with us. Everyone in my family thinks they are gross but DD, DH and I. A little salt and they are a great snack. Shannon
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-22-2011, 03:13 AM
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Posted By cartershan
Ok, I'm sure that I'm not posting this in the...

Ok, I'm sure that I'm not posting this in the right place, but I really didn't know where else to put it.
Yesterday I packed 4 ice cube trays full of oregano and froze. Popped them out of the ice...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-01-2011, 06:19 AM
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Posted By cartershan
sweet potato casserole

Is there a way to dehydrate sweet potato casserole in the dehydrator? Like you would yogurt or something of the same texture? Is there a reason you should not? I have tons left today and would...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 11-11-2010, 02:58 AM
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Posted By cartershan
More Ancho G's! 3 trays of cherry tomatoes and a...

More Ancho G's! 3 trays of cherry tomatoes and a few choclate bell that we didn't stir fry up tonight. Shannon
Forum: Canning/Preserving 11-08-2010, 02:34 AM
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Posted By cartershan
Finished dehydrating cayenne peppers for the 5th...

Finished dehydrating cayenne peppers for the 5th Christmas wreath. They are soo pretty. All done now. THank goodness! Shannon
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-26-2010, 03:57 AM
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Posted By cartershan
I have still been dehydrating cherry tomatoes and...

I have still been dehydrating cherry tomatoes and bell pepper over the past week. Today and yesterday I started drying apples. Just plain. Yum Yum!! Starting tomorrow, I'm going to do some...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-13-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
We are drying more Harman's Gold cherry tomato,...

We are drying more Harman's Gold cherry tomato, red cherry tomatoes and bell pepper. I have frozen way more peppers than we could ever use. I've dehydrated about that many as well. This was the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-06-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
The entire dehydrator is full of different kinds...

The entire dehydrator is full of different kinds of peppers. The middle tray is green Martino Roma. I have no idea what I will do with the green roma, but we will have a few anyway. Last week I...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 09-15-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Wow MinotBob, that looks great! We only have...

Wow MinotBob, that looks great!
We only have the 5 tray excalibur, but I've kept it busy over the past month. It hasn't been unplugged much at all! Bell peppers, anaheims, alma paprika, cherry...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-06-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Hi Laura, I'm not sure why her plants are not...

Hi Laura,
I'm not sure why her plants are not doing well. We germinated the seed in Pro-Mix then transplanted them into 4 inch cups with half pro-mix half miracle grow potting soil. We put them in...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-04-2010, 04:15 AM
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Posted By cartershan
Hi everybody! Thanks for the tips. I purchased...

Hi everybody! Thanks for the tips.
I purchased Alma Paprika seeds from Seed Savers Exchange. They all germinated and are just gorgeous plants now. Loaded down with fruit.
My cilantro was...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-02-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Hi DearG, we love and I MEAN LOVE our food saver....

Hi DearG, we love and I MEAN LOVE our food saver. For dried, frozen, jerky, matches, stuff, you name it, we pretty much seal it up in the food saver. Its so humid here that we just cannot keep...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-02-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
I put my first Alma Paprika in the dehydrator ...

I put my first Alma Paprika in the dehydrator this morning. They are still drying now. I only had 13 little red ones, so I'm trying it out. Our plants are loaded and are just beginning to turn...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-30-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Hi AZlonerider, I dried oregano a couple of...

Hi AZlonerider,
I dried oregano a couple of times a few weeks ago along with rosemary and was very pleased at how they turned out. My basil however, I was not. It took forever, and really did not...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-30-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Thanks Junie for the link. What I have growing...

Thanks Junie for the link. What I have growing wild is not wild chammomile!! Thanks so much. Shannon
My German chammomile is beginning to flush again. Lots of new buds on it. I cut it back...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-28-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Hey all, DSL is working momentarily. I have...

Hey all, DSL is working momentarily. I have Hartman's Golden tomatoesin the dehydrator now. I've not dehydrated tomatoes before, so I'm real excited and nervous about it. Shannon
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-28-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Hi Junie, does the wild chammomile there grow...

Hi Junie, does the wild chammomile there grow like an onion almost? No leaves on the stem. No petals on the bloom. Just a yellow center? I wish I could post a pic of what I'm talking about. The...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-23-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Hey thanks Junie. I'll snip some flowers in...

Hey thanks Junie. I'll snip some flowers in themorning off the german chammomile.
Stella, do you freeze your flower heads of dill? Just the leaves? I've always let mine just go to seed. I have...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-22-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Hey Junie, When you dehydrate your chammomile...

Hey Junie,
When you dehydrate your chammomile flowers do you only do the flowers? Leaves also? Do you steep the leaves for tea?
If you don't care to tell, how exactly do you use yours? I have...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-22-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
I did my first batch of Rattlsnake beans in the...

I did my first batch of Rattlsnake beans in the excalibur today. I have some still drying. They look like I expected them to. I have no idea how they will cook up. I've never used dehydrated...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-13-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,285
Posted By cartershan
Has anyone had a problem drying oregano and...

Has anyone had a problem drying oregano and basil together?
I've heard not to do that, but have not tried it yet.
I need to do a few trays of basil, and a few trays of oregano.
Also need to do a...
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