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 […]
You can easily dehydrate just about any food with these simple steps.
As an organic diversified farm we take both homemade and healthy very seriously. My daughter and I got two deer last year. We needed to process the venison recently as our freezer is going to be full again with our cow this winter. We wanted to make best use of the backstrap of the deer […]
Getting a new food dehydrator in the dead of winter didn’t stop me from giving it a whirl! Check out how I made these healthy, sugar free fruit roll ups with only two ingredients!
While I would do a lot to get my hands on an excalibur dehydrator, they are expensive and use a lot of electricity. Until I have the means to get one, I’ve been experimenting with alternative methods of dehydrating food and herbs. I haven’t had much luck simply air drying many herbs, so I’m always […]
Summer is winding down and before you know it all the glorious fresh herbs we’ve been taking advantage of will no longer be available. It’s time to talk about how to dry herbs. You can simply bring them indoors and hang them as bundles from hooks (I like doing this with lavender). You can also […]