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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Nov 28 2014 :  06:35:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thought I was through with drying for a while but today it's eggplant peels & green tops of green onions.

One of my drying books said to dry eggplant peels - then put in blended to make powder - use for seasoning.

Sara
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 03 2014 :  09:49:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back in Nov. Connie dried potatoes and I have been wanting to try it ever since. Today I bought a $2 bag of marked down potatoes (3 $3.99 bags of fingering potatoes). Good time to try drying potatoes - can't beat the price.

Sara
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 07 2014 :  06:17:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rosemary & sage to use in herb/spice blends for a merit badge & to give as gifts.

Sara
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Dec 08 2014 :  06:57:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Garlic
Red cabbage to share with my sister

Since I am drying something every week I have decided to leave my de-hydrator out in one corner of my eat-in kitchen.

Sara
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naturemaiden
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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Cutchogue NY
USA
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Posted - Dec 08 2014 :  07:29:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
excellent! i never thought of drying cabbage

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 08 2014 :  07:37:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hadn't either until my sister asked about it. She wanted it to add to veg. soup. Directions called to blanch it so that's what happening now.

Sara
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 09 2014 :  08:03:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
turnips - Only drying 3 to see if I like them and will use them.

Sara
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 12 2014 :  07:22:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday and today I'm drying 8lbs of red potatoes that I got marked down for $2.

Sara
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 17 2014 :  10:53:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For the rest of the week I will be drying 6 eggplants and 6 bunches of green onions.

eggplants - 2 for $4
green onions - 79 cents a bunch

Sara
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nubidane
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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Dec 17 2014 :  4:41:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara
When you do onions, does it permeate the whole house?
I may try some, but don't want to drown out the fresh pine smell of our tree!
I was doing cranberries, Lord those take forever!
And before that, squash, squash and more squash. I bought some HUGE winter squash, and am very slowly working my way through.



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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 17 2014 :  5:20:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lisa, when the green onions first start out they're a little strong but as they start to dry I don't notice it.

If any odor bothers me I just sling that old vinegar rag and the scent is gone.

The hardest thing for me about drying large winter squash is that they are so hard for me to cut open. I have little strength in my hands & wrist. I get it done with a big knife and hammer, but it sure ain't pretty

Sara
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nubidane
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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Dec 17 2014 :  5:22:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha! I throw mine on the sidewalk to break. Someone told me that, and it works great. Especially for the gigantic ones.
I may hold off on the onions until after my tree is gone.


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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 17 2014 :  5:31:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that's a visual - a farmgirl with her freshly ironed apron on dropping squashes on a clean tea towel on her sidewalk. That picture will keep me grinning for rest of the night.

Sara
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nubidane
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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Dec 17 2014 :  5:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heck! I don't even use a towel!
But keep on grinning my friend!


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cajungal
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Catherine Farmgirl Sister #76
Houston Area Texas
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Posted - Dec 17 2014 :  7:47:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have tons of green onions and garlic chives that I'm drying.

I was Blessed with some Passion Flowers and vines growing on their own at the back of our property. They are incredibly pretty. I did some research and am drying the leaves for tea. I also soaked the seeds to get the gel off them and am drying those out to plant in the Spring.

Along with all that, I'm drying my skin... hee hee... this wintry weather is drying out my hands.

Catherine
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Dec 18 2014 :  05:16:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Catherine, the passion flowers for tea sounds wonderful. When you have your first cup you're have to tell us about it.

Sara
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cajungal
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Catherine Farmgirl Sister #76
Houston Area Texas
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Posted - Dec 18 2014 :  4:55:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, I will! I have wanted to purchase passion flower vines for years. A local garden center has them and the price is usually a bit too high for me to justify the purchase. God just totally Blessed me with the vines growing at my back fence this past summer and fall. I put up a wire fence in front of them so my goats wouldn't eat them. I really hope my seed saving efforts pay off next year when I plant them.

Catherine
Sisterhood #76
One of the best compliments from one of my daughters: "Moma, you smell good...like dirt.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 08 2015 :  08:04:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Left over banana & peel to grind up for plant food.

Sara
Walk in Peace - Live with Joy
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 23 2015 :  07:05:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday - 6 green tops of leeks
Overnight - 2 banana peels
Today & tomorrow - 2 lg. pkg of baby spinach

Sara
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Jan 31 2015 :  06:30:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
4 bunches of kale

Sara
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Mar 21 2015 :  07:52:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Celery for celery salt

Leeks for my version of Lipton Onion Soup Mix to be used in dips and with meat dishes.

My niece, Mallie, gifted me with a pair of herb scissors. It has 3 blades stacked on each other. Used it to mince the leeks ~ easy to use and did the job ~ easy clean up too. Will be one of my favorite kitchen tools.

Sara
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naturemaiden
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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Cutchogue NY
USA
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Posted - Mar 21 2015 :  07:59:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I havent dried anything for a while....gotta get going again

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http://saratoga-rose.blogspot.com/ My published books & other writing.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Mar 21 2015 :  08:21:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie, I know what you mean. It's been almost 2 months since I dried anything. I want to use up what I have so I can take advantage of our Farmer's Market starting in May. Hope to dry a lot of local & organic produce.

Sara
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debbies journey
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debbie
anchorage ak
USA
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Posted - Mar 27 2015 :  10:32:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I started a load of sour cherries today, I like them in oatmeal. Trying to use up a couple of bags in the freezer.
Debbie
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Mar 28 2015 :  03:41:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Debbie, I haven't tried drying cherries ~ may give it a try later when they go on sale.



Sara
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