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New Nesco Dehydrator

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During all of this research on canning foods and growing veggies, I started to become pretty curious about dried foods.  276 more words


3 Ways to Dry Herbs

“The purpose of drying is to take out enough water from the material so that spoilage organisms are not able to grow and multiply during storage.” (Putting Food By) 1,539 more words

When Life Hands You...

Bananas. Lots of bananas. That’s what we have from hurricane Irma. Lucky us, we made it through the storm with minimal damage, except for our poor banana trees: 636 more words

Do It Yourself

Kitchen Shenanigans

I get up to some frightful things in the kitchen. The kitchen is a creative outlet for me (one of many) and I spend a fair amount of time in one (I also work in the catering field) on a day to day basis. 331 more words


squash leather

roasted 3 good sized butternut squash in the solar oven, removed the guts, mashed, and spread out on sheets to dry. They came out a little dryer than a fruit leather, but not so dry that they could be crumbled. 81 more words



I am crazy for herbs. Most of you probably know that already.

While I’ve written a few posts on herbs before, there are so many more I could write about. 873 more words


Cozy Cornbread

Ahh cornbread – one of the most controversial recipes out there.

Don’t believe me? A quick search can easily lead to a overwhelming array of opinions. 554 more words