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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 02 2017 :  4:00:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lisa, it's interesting and beautifully done. She mentioned a book in hers that I ordered. Mrs Wheelbarrow Practical Pantry by Cathy Barrow. Also one of my favorites. Cookbooks are like Lays Potato Chips you can't have just one.

I looked up vanilla salt on-line just to make sure I hadn't dreamed it. It's used mostly in baking but did find recipes for tomato soup and scallops.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Oct 02 2017 :  4:21:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bet that would be good on scallops or seafood, maybe with a dash of nutmeg. Or on creamed spinach


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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2017 :  07:33:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I am drying 4 containers of chopped onions I got in the produce marked down bin. A total of 2 1/3 lbs for $1.80. The before price for all four containers was $5.86. Not having to wash my food processor is worth at least $5.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 11 2017 :  09:31:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today it's 6 orange bell peppers a friend gave me.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Biggs CA
USA
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Posted - Oct 16 2017 :  08:33:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made some candied ginger over the weekend. A recipe called for it and I had fresh ginger, so I found a recipe in my Small Batch canning book and it turned out absolutely marvelous! It dries in a low oven for an hour. This is going to become one of my staples!
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Biggs CA
USA
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Posted - Oct 16 2017 :  10:15:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Inspired by the success of the ginger and the great flavor of the pickled pumpkin I also made, I got adventurous and combined the two ideas. I simmered pumpkin pieces in the leftover syrup, rolled them in sugar and put them on dehydrator trays. I will let you know if they are successful or not!
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Biggs CA
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Posted - Oct 19 2017 :  08:19:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara I hope you are feeling well.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 19 2017 :  10:27:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for asking, Sara. Just having been drying much lately so haven't posted. May get another cutting off spearmint, Mexican Oregano, and sage. Then that should be last of the herbs till next year.



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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Biggs CA
USA
325 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2017 :  10:09:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a relief! You'll have to start a thread about how you pass the time indoors through winter or something!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2017 :  10:21:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara I piddle. I have elevated piddling to an art form.

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Biggs CA
USA
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Posted - Oct 23 2017 :  08:43:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HeHeHe!

Today I used my dehydrator to recover a box of Wheat Thins which had gone stale.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 23 2017 :  08:49:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, thanks for the hint. I hadn't heard of doing that.

I have two portabella mushrooms if I don't do something with them by Thurs I'll dry them.

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Biggs CA
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Posted - Oct 24 2017 :  08:41:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I filled my dehydrator with apple slices.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 27 2017 :  05:31:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wednesday I bought a marked down $2 bag of 3 orange; 1 yellow; 2 green bell peppers. All perfect. Will dry today along with a red bell pepper I had on hand.

Tomorrow 2 pkgs portabella mushrooms. After drying will put in blender to make mushroom powder.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
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Posted - Oct 27 2017 :  12:42:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do you do with mushroom powder, Sara?

I'm drying the last of my marigold flowers today, to use in dyeing wool.

Jill
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 27 2017 :  12:55:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jill, it's great you dry flowers for dying wool. What other flowers do you dry?

I'm planning on using the mushroom powder in meatloaf; soups & sauces when I want a richer mushroom flavor. I already use dried mushrooms with fresh to add another layer of flavor.



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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jana
Southern California
USA
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Posted - Oct 27 2017 :  1:37:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sunday I will try my hand at drying herbs, first time, I think I will start with parsley and cilantro.

Jana

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 27 2017 :  1:39:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jana I think you will like it. Great choice of herbs.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jana
Southern California
USA
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Posted - Oct 27 2017 :  2:09:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Sara, parsley and cilantro is what I have an over abundance in the garden.

Jana

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

569 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
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Posted - Oct 28 2017 :  7:00:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, I haven't dried any other flowers for dyeing yet. I'm going to start a dye garden next year. I have saved onion skins and avocado peels to use for dyeing though. Unfortunately mushrooms never seem to go on sale here, the way you use them sounds really good though. I did grow my own at one point and maybe I'll start that again next year, then I might have enough for drying some of them. I bought some dried chanterelles at a farmer's market on Galiano Island a couple of weeks ago, but haven't used them yet.

Jill
Farmgirl #6748
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2017 :  04:55:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jill the grocery store I shop at sells only white button and portabella mushrooms. I have never had dried chanterelles but have thought about ordering them on line. Haven't checked the prices so I may find them too expensive for me.

I knew onion skins could be used for dying but didn't know about avocado peels. One of the things about MJF I like is I am always learning something new.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

325 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
325 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2017 :  7:40:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jill you are dyeing wool! I have aplaca fiber I've been giving away for a couple of years. I'd love to send you some if you want to experiment with it. I assume you spin?
I have dyed alpaca fiber with onion skins, beets, walnut hulls and kool-aid with pretty good success. I've made myself admit that I don't have time to have so many interests so I've given up the fiber arts. But then I was found by a high-school senior who wanted to learn to spin for her senior project and now I'm running my hands over the spinning wheel and being tempted....!! ;-0

I love the idea of mushroom powder Sara! The very best broths are made with mushrooms as they give a hearty, earthy flavor to the liquid, and having them in powdered form would be so easy! I will have to try that!
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

569 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
569 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2017 :  8:59:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, yes I do spin. I'd love some alpaca, what colour is it? I use kool-aid with my younger 4-H kids, nice and safe for them. I have to dye wool using 10 different natural dyes for my Master Spinner course. I'm just getting myself organised to get it done. I went to our local fibre shop and lucked out with some older wool at a great price that was the ideal amount for the project. I don't have to spin the wool for the dyeing, and I have so much that I need to get spinning that I was feeling very thankful. We are travelling to Vancouver this weekend where there is a shop selling all kinds of natural dyes and mordants, so I want to get some that are "exotic" (to me).

Jill
Farmgirl #6748
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

325 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
325 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2017 :  07:37:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jill, I sent you an email. I have lots of white fiber I can offer.

How awesome to become a Master of something! That's exactly why I'm limiting myself: a jack of all trades and master of nothing....
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

325 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
325 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2017 :  07:39:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I am filling another 10 trays with apple slices. I did the same last week, and took them all to my daughter on the east coast.
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