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Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-31-2011, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Junie
I dehydrated the leaves and small stems from 3...

I dehydrated the leaves and small stems from 3 bunches of celery today and the stalks of one. I intend to keep the leaves and small stems as they are to add to soups and stuff, but powder the stalks...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-18-2011, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Junie
My potatoes turn out best if I cook them in their...

My potatoes turn out best if I cook them in their skins, until they're just barely tender. I let them cool, then peel and either slice, put through a ricer, or shred into lemon juice spiked, salted...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-26-2011, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Junie
Not sure if they have your model, but you can...

Not sure if they have your model, but you can search it here. You'll need the model number.

http://www.manualsonline.com/
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-08-2010, 01:43 AM
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Posted By Junie
Snacking is the only way I know to use them, too....

Snacking is the only way I know to use them, too. Some people put them in trail mix, but that's still snacking, as far as I'm concerned.

I like fresh cantaloupe, but can't stand it dried. My...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-26-2010, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Junie
Mary, hope all goes well tomorrow and you're...

Mary, hope all goes well tomorrow and you're feeling great in no time!

All I dried today was a tray of carrot tops. I thought they might be good in soup, in place of parsley.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-25-2010, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Junie
Sissy, I think you hit the nail on the head. It's...

Sissy, I think you hit the nail on the head. It's been awfully humid here and my herbs are taking about 3 hours to dry. They normally take about an hour.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-24-2010, 11:01 PM
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Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
This is why I didn't bother ordering my...

This is why I didn't bother ordering my dehydrator with a timer - every batch is different. Dry the tomatoes until they're crisp, if you want to powder them, even if it takes twice as long as the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-24-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I use a little one for this. I think I paid...

I use a little one for this. I think I paid around $10 for it at the dollar store (Walmart has them, too) No need to get something fancy, unless you're really wanting to go big.

You can make a...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-24-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I probably wouldn't beat them with a knife handle...

I probably wouldn't beat them with a knife handle in a glass bowl (I'd use a food processor), but otherwise you did right. Most dehydrated food loses about 50 - 75% of its volume, more when it's...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-18-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I tried it one day when I was bored. I was...

I tried it one day when I was bored. I was wondering what would happen if you dried marshmallows, so I tried drying part of a bag. They were so good, I dried more. Then I found out they were useful,...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-18-2010, 12:06 AM
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Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
So they don't get stale or stick together. Sounds...

So they don't get stale or stick together. Sounds funny, doesn't it? They rehydrate very well in hot cocoa, cold salads, and on top of sweet potatoes (although you wouldn't think they would)
...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-17-2010, 11:58 PM
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Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Don't blame you a bit, Mary, if you have a...

Don't blame you a bit, Mary, if you have a working dehydrator. I had to get a new one, so, as long as I was getting, I got the Excalibur.

I've got 9 trays of marshmallows cooling right now....
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-13-2010, 02:17 AM
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Posted By Junie
Wow, Stella, that's quite a difference in the...

Wow, Stella, that's quite a difference in the two! I never would have thought it would matter, but I see it does.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-12-2010, 03:06 PM
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Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I'm going to dry some parsley, sage, oregano, and...

I'm going to dry some parsley, sage, oregano, and thyme today.

Dang, if I had some rosemary, I could write a song!
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-10-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I just toss 'em in the dehydrator and dry them...

I just toss 'em in the dehydrator and dry them till they're crisp all the way through.

If I'm going to fry them, I rehydrate them by pouring boiling water over them and letting them sit between...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-10-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I don't know, Mary. I know they sell vinegar...

I don't know, Mary. I know they sell vinegar powder. What is it made of? I think I'm going to try a couple of experiments and see what happens when you dehydrate liquid.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-08-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
How about drying the liquids separately? Then you...

How about drying the liquids separately? Then you could add them to other things, as well.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Mary, I've dehydrated lemons, limes, tangerines,...

Mary, I've dehydrated lemons, limes, tangerines, and oranges. I have done them in slices, just the zest, and as a whole fruit puree. I've found the puree, powdered to be a nice addition to iced or...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-03-2010, 02:23 PM
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Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Laura, when I dry herbs, I only use 4 the trays....

Laura, when I dry herbs, I only use 4 the trays. I take the screens from the others and lay them on top of the herbs in the trays I'm using. They keep the dried leaves from blowing around in the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Shannon, dry it till it's hard and crisp, then...

Shannon, dry it till it's hard and crisp, then grind it till it's powdered. No need to take it outside, since it's a sweet pepper. I wouldn't smell it till the dust settles, though, since any dust...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-01-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
LouKY, I know what you mean! I just dried the...

LouKY, I know what you mean! I just dried the biggest stainless bowl that Walmart sells full of blueberries and ended up with a pint of dried.

Not only do they take up less space, they're...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I dry my sage leaves whole, but it really doesn't...

I dry my sage leaves whole, but it really doesn't matter, since you crush them to use them anyway. I've never had a problem getting them to dry, even at the end of the season, when I strip the whole...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-28-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I've got 2 trays of bee balm blossoms and 1 tray...

I've got 2 trays of bee balm blossoms and 1 tray of leaves in the dehydrator. I didn't mean to harvest the leaves, but I broke a couple of branches, so I stripped them. No sense in letting them go to...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-28-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Shannon, at the link is a picture of what it...

Shannon, at the link is a picture of what it looks like. I would have just posted it, but it's big and really needs to be, so you can see the details.
...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-28-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I either quarter them, or cut them in sixths, or...

I either quarter them, or cut them in sixths, or eighths, depending on the size of the onion, then slice them. (or slice them, then cut them) because I like slivers of onion in my recipes. In other...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-24-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
If you want some citrus, you might try grating...

If you want some citrus, you might try grating peel (lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, grapefruit) and dehydrating that. You might even want to powder it after it's dry. Then add your other spices and,...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
What kind of spice mix do you want? I've got all...

What kind of spice mix do you want? I've got all kinds of recipes.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-23-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
My dog hates anything herbal. I try to give him a...

My dog hates anything herbal. I try to give him a taste, he sniffs it, then curls his lip and sneezes. Naturally, I do it over and over because it's funny.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-23-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I'm doing B things - blueberries and bee balm...

I'm doing B things - blueberries and bee balm blossoms. That's a tongue-twister!
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-22-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I'm not usually online this early, but I was...

I'm not usually online this early, but I was having my coffee and there was a tray from my dehydrator lying on the table. It looked bigger than 11"x11", so I measured it. It's 14"x14". I guess my...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-21-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Metal window screens have zinc, but stainless...

Metal window screens have zinc, but stainless screens (aka cooling racks), like you'd find in the housewares department, don't. Or you could use foodsafe plastic screens.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-21-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Mary, it was 3 quarts dry, but they were halves,...

Mary, it was 3 quarts dry, but they were halves, not slices, so they take up more space than slices do because they don't lay as close together. You know those wicker laundry baskets that you can get...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-21-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Mary, the biggest differences in the way the...

Mary, the biggest differences in the way the Excalibur works and the way L'Equip works are the fan placement and the stacking trays. The Excalibur's trays slide into the frame, so there are no sides...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-20-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
The entire above-ground plant can be used for...

The entire above-ground plant can be used for tea. Usually, I mix it with black tea to make a breakfast tea, but sometimes I drink it alone. It's also medicinal, used for stomachache, colds, to...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-20-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I dehydrate lots of flowers - violets, roses,...

I dehydrate lots of flowers - violets, roses, chamomile (of course), passion flower, bee balm, clover, basil flowers, chive flowers, nasturtium, and much more. Some are just for color, some for...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-16-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I don't recall ever having anything explode in...

I don't recall ever having anything explode in the dehydrator.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-15-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
Pokeberry Mary, I'm just getting started on the...

Pokeberry Mary, I'm just getting started on the herbs. They're the first thing I do each year. I've got about 1/3 of them done, so far. I'm waiting for the right time to do more. Of course, the ones...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-15-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 154,139
Posted By Junie
I cut back some of the herbs yesterday, blue...

I cut back some of the herbs yesterday, blue balsam mint, peppermint, lemon balm, purple basil, and oregano, then dehydrated them. It was a bigger job that I thought it would be. I ended up doing 3...
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