Preserving food by drying is easy and you don’t even need to purchase an electric dehydrator. There are several ways of dehydrating foods without electricity and each method works better for certain foods. I recently dried cantaloupe, cherries, mushrooms, peppers, basil, celery leaf, chives, chamomile, lavender, cilantro, and feverfew without a dehydrator or electricity. Of […]
You can easily dehydrate just about any food with these simple steps.
Canning is not the only method for preserving those giant backyard garden harvests every summer. We here at the homestead love to dehydrate fruits and vegetables as well. Dehydrated foods are perfect for backpacking and camping meals, having an easy backup food sources for when you have gone though all your canned goods, and also […]
Preserving food is always a good idea, but when storing meats conventional storage methods can be energy intensive, (such as pressure canning), or potentially useless, (such as a freezer full of meat in a black out). It’s also useful when camping, hiking, or if you are in a situation when you don’t have access to […]
Dehydrated strawberries are perfect any time of the year to use in granolas, trail mixes, cookies, and even just as they are. See here how to dehydrate them two different ways so you can enjoy your bounty all year long.
Did your area have an abundance of apples this year? Learn how to preserve them quickly and easily! Dried apples and apple leathers are delicious and store well. They can be a healthy alternative to fruit snacks for children.