Saturday, April 4, 2015

D is for Dehydrate

Last year I bought myself a dehydrator. The mac daddy of dehydrator's according to my sister, the Excalibur. I got the 5 drawer one not thinking I would need the 9 drawer one. Boy was I wrong. I guess I will buy myself a Nesco one as a backup dehydrator.

So far, all I have dehydrated has been my herbs and some fruits. I use my dehydrated parsley a ton as well as the dehydrated basil. Dehydrating mint was new to me this year, but only ended up with a little bit. I had intended to make my own mint tea's with it. Something I will do more of this year. Mint and chamomile teas are my favorite.

I love dehydrated apple slices. I eat them like chips all throughout the winter. They taste just like fresh apples. I don't do anything fancy with them, no cinnamon or honey, just apples.

Dehydrated bananas are another favorite of ours, mostly Matt's. They are so expensive to buy at the store. Not to mention they are crisp like a chip and my homemade ones have a little chew to them.

Next on my list to try and make are fruit rolls ups from the strawberry and blueberries that we grow. I can't wait!


  1. I just love banana chips, I can see the appeal of such a gadget now:-)
    martine@silencing the bell

  2. I can imagine that coming in handy as a way to make some healthy snacks. :-) Looks like fun as well!

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  3. You are going to have everyone into dehydration with your yummy sounding dried fruits and herbs. They look great, too. I have had a dehydrator many years ago when I had a big garden. In the last few years here in Texas we have such a water shortage it has been difficult to have much of a garden.

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