Q and A: Dehydrating dairy products, Food worries, and Mashing blueberries — 3 Comments

  1. I don’t have a question but a reply to crushing blue berries.I found out by accident that you can freeze Blueberries,blackberries and the like in a 1 gallon zip lock bag .When you take them out of the freezer you let the berries half thaw.You lay the bag flat on the counter and make sure that all of the air is out of the bag.Then you can take your fingers and crush the berries.You will need to pick the bag up several times to reposition the berries ,you can then either simmer for a short while or put straight into a jelly your columns i look forward to them each month and read your blog daily.

  2. Hi Jackie! I keep trying to send you the pics of us at the fair, but haven’t been able to yet.

    If anyone is worried about getting sick from fresh produce, what we do in my house is soak the produce for 5 minutes in water that has a tablespoon or two of bleach added. Then drain, rinse thouroughly, and let air-dry until you can no longer smell the bleach. There are a few people in my family with hampered immune systems, so we do this as a precaution.

  3. Sure enjoyed meeting you at the MRE fair. I think my husband may go with me next year.