My boys love mangoes but since we live in rural SE Oklahoma outside of a tiny community, mangoes are not so easily found. If we can’t find fresh mangoes, my boys beg me to buy the dried variety. The only problem with the dried variety you can buy is that they are expensive and they […]
What is the difference between freeze dried food and dehydrated food, and why does it matter for homesteaders? At first blush, freeze-dried food and dehydrated food – or using a freeze dryer vs. using a dehydrator to preserve food – may seem the same. So why would I buy a home freeze dryer when I […]
Garlic is one of my all time favorite plants to grow. It’s pretty much foolproof, which is very important for black thumbed gardeners like myself! It’s easy to find. You can even plant the stuff you buy in the grocery store and it will grow! It’s easy to grow, and it’s easy to harvest. And, […]
How (and why) to Dehydrate Aloe Vera: Because Aloe Vera is so great to have on hand and can be used for so many ways, I wanted a way to preserve it. By drying it and turning it into a powder, I can use it in a variety of ways and store it for long […]
You can easily dehydrate just about any food with these simple steps.
Summer is the season of tomatoes! But the abundance of fruit won’t last long. Take advantage of the harvest all year long by learning how to preserve tomatoes. Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown by home gardeners. And often, during the peak of the season, a gardener’s kitchen counter will be covered with pounds […]