Learning a new skill like dehydrating can raise many questions–like this one. How long do you dehydrate things for? Can you over dehydrate?
Did you know? Salt preserves foods by creating a hostile environment for certain microorganisms. Within foods, salt brine dehydrates bacterial cells, alters osmotic pressure and inhibits bacterial growth and subsequent spoilage. Salting fish made long-range explorations possible in the age of sailing ships.
It was time to begin harvesting our sweet basil crop – this year I picked up a cheap dehydrator (not the brand I want for long-term use but it will work for now) to make preserving herbs a lot easier. Harvest basil in the morning when essential oils are the most concentrated in the leaves. […]
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. Proverbs 31:14-15 (NIV)
Dehydrated Celery is simple to make, saves space and is very useful to have around. Just toss a handful into soups and stews for great added flavor!
It doesn’t take much space to grow a significant amount of herbs! This little side container garden provided plenty of herbs to enjoy fresh all summer and to dry for winter cooking, teas and medicinal purposes.