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I found some qtr pound bags of sundried tomatoes at Dollar Tree of all places. I bought a bunch.
I did get a bunch of Meyer's lemons, sliced them into 8ths, salted them heavily with kosher salt, added water, and I keep them in a jar in the fridge. Great for fish, just rinse before using. I don't like dehydrated lemons. They are brown and yuck looking. Bought a #10 can of mushrooms, and getting ready to put those in the dehydrator.
Yeah, I tried the dehydrating and canning. . . didn't really like either. Now I just juice, put in IceCube trays. Once frozen, ziplock bags. Live n learn. I have read of salting down for fridge, just haven't done it that way yet. Now that I have a second fridge, it would be more doable for me to try. Lemons here are normally ready to pick late Sept/ early Oct.

Love me some dehydrated mushrooms to make mushroom bread pudding. Yummy stuff with chili sauce.
 

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I found some qtr pound bags of sundried tomatoes at Dollar Tree of all places. I bought a bunch.
I did get a bunch of Meyer's lemons, sliced them into 8ths, salted them heavily with kosher salt, added water, and I keep them in a jar in the fridge. Great for fish, just rinse before using. I don't like dehydrated lemons. They are brown and yuck looking. Bought a #10 can of mushrooms, and getting ready to put those in the dehydrator.
Yeah, I tried the dehydrating and canning lemon juice. Didn't really like either. Now I just juice, put in IceCube trays. Once frozen, ziplock bags. Live n learn. I have read of salting down for fridge, just haven't done it that way yet. Now that I have a second fridge, it would be more doable for me to try. Lemons here are normally ready to pick late Sept/ early Oct.

Love me some dehydrated mushrooms to make mushroom bread pudding. Yummy stuff with chili sauce.
 

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We haven't dehydrated anything in a couple years now, we should dehydrate some of our herbs. So much to do. But glad this reminds me to wipe off the dust and use it.
 

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Ok my mil gifted me with a case of store canned cranberry sauce(she goes to a food bank)we are not bigs fan of it but do like cranberries(muffins, pancakes, scones etc)My question is has anybody dried canned cranberry sauce and the used it for baking or smoothies?
 

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Ok opened a can of jellied cranberry sauce sliced it abt 1/4 inch thick and each slice into 4 strip and put it in will check in the morning and see how it is, can you say cranberry jerky?
 

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My daughter says the dried cranberry jelly is like crack. I have a large jar done up for a Christmas gift for her
Jelly Crack!
How you make it??
 

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After I shelled my beans yesterday I laid them on sheets like normal but thought I would put them on my back porch on the wire shelves I put together to help dry, maybe even faster cause I normally just air dry giving a stir when I walk by in the house. Outside, they got stirred periodically thru out the day but they started to sprout!! Fail for me. Anyhow, I removed the sprouters and put them in the dehydrator to finish. At least the bulk of them are still good and I caught early. I st frustrating for me.
 

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After I shelled my beans yesterday I laid them on sheets like normal but thought I would put them on my back porch on the wire shelves I put together to help dry, maybe even faster cause I normally just air dry giving a stir when I walk by in the house. Outside, they got stirred periodically thru out the day but they started to sprout!! Fail for me. Anyhow, I removed the sprouters and put them in the dehydrator to finish. At least the bulk of them are still good and I caught early. I st frustrating for me.
Is it real humid outside?
 
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After I shelled my beans yesterday I laid them on sheets like normal but thought I would put them on my back porch on the wire shelves I put together to help dry, maybe even faster cause I normally just air dry giving a stir when I walk by in the house. Outside, they got stirred periodically thru out the day but they started to sprout!! Fail for me. Anyhow, I removed the sprouters and put them in the dehydrator to finish. At least the bulk of them are still good and I caught early. I st frustrating for me.
Is it real humid outside?
It was only !ike 69-70% which is way down. Guess to high for them. Today its back up to 87%
 

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It was only !ike 69-70% which is way down. Guess to high for them. Today its back up to 87%
To high for me to. I forgot how high it gets in the rest of the country. We are currently at 31% and I'm dying. We are normally around 10%...
 

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Yall think the high humidity levels would affect the quality of dehydrating items,?

I know it affects the clothes we hang outside....takes forever to dry.

Just curious.



Jim
 

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Yall think the high humidity levels would affect the quality of dehydrating items,?

I know it affects the clothes we hang outside....takes forever to dry.

Just curious.

Jim
I don't know about quality, but it takes longer and you have to be quick with packaging. I put silica packs in every jar just to insure moisture isn't a problem. I bought 100 pack silica packs and also keep what comes in meds. Before my Singulair went to blister packs I'd open a bottle and there would be 3 or 4 of the silica packs in there.
 
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we canned 7 quarts of collards and cooked some ,but that only took care of 1 bundle. so since i had 9 bundles ,i am dehydrating the rest and will probably do more as these are easy to do and doesn't really take that long. so while i am cracking pecans or canning sweet taters ,i can be dehydrating collards.
 

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we canned 7 quarts of collards and cooked some ,but that only took care of 1 bundle. so since i had 9 bundles ,i am dehydrating the rest and will probably do more as these are easy to do and doesn't really take that long. so while i am cracking pecans or canning sweet taters ,i can be dehydrating collards.
Lucky you! We got an Excalabre 10 years ago and have only used it a couple times. We should sell it I guess. So much to do and Food Saver Needs to be replaced .
 

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Anyone tried drying arugula? I love the stuff but its growing too quick for me to eat it all. I may try just for the heck of it. Might make a descent chip. .
 

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foraged lots of wild onion/garlic tops to dry and was able to dehydrate enough to powder a 1/2 gal. jar full next is mint to dehydrate and crush for tea leafs '''maybe some dandy lion leafs too
 
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