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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Aug 12 2016 :  08:56:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update on drying carrots. They're not quite done but I tasted them and they are soooo sweet. Too sweet for savory dishes but will be great in cakes, muffins, or pancakes.

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YellowRose
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Posted - Aug 14 2016 :  12:38:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I am drying 3 lg limes I got on sale 3 for $1.

I checked on the green beans hanging in the Yellow Rose Cottage and they are coming along. I had two strings of the beans but one came undone as I was hanging it. I didn't want to restring it so I laid it out on a basket hanging nearby. It seems to be drying at the same rate as the ones hanging.

If the beans continue to dry the same drying in baskets will be easier for me on days I have trouble with my hands or dealing with MS fatigue. I like having options on how I can do things.

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Aug 19 2016 :  09:59:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today it's kale stems to be used in broths. Also celery leaves for salt or in cooking.

Celery, carrots, and onion pre-prepped for drying; parsley & cilantro stems. Will take several days to get it all dried.

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Aug 29 2016 :  05:52:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rosemary and chives

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YellowRose
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Paris TX
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Posted - Aug 31 2016 :  06:00:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today is grocery shopping day and my E-deal for the week is three 4-bun pkgs of store hamburger buns for 99 cents. Planning on drying them for bread crumbs. Will dry them in cubes. When a recipe calls for fine bread crumbs I can put some through blender, food processor, or my favorite - put in zip-lock bag and smash them with rolling pin.

By drying in cubes I have choices on how to use the bread crumbs but still have only one container in pantry.

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naturemaiden
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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Cutchogue NY
USA
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Posted - Aug 31 2016 :  06:05:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i'm doing tomatoes

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Aug 31 2016 :  06:11:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie, I luv dried tomatoes.

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naturemaiden
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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Cutchogue NY
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Posted - Aug 31 2016 :  06:27:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara I love adding olive oil and herbs to them and letting them sit for a month, they are so good on pizza

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Aug 31 2016 :  06:35:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll have to try that, thanks.

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YellowRose
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Posted - Sep 02 2016 :  07:58:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know where my mind was when I counted the hamburger rolls - instead of four to a pkg it's eight so I have 2 dozen rolls to dry. I am on my second pkg.

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YellowRose
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Sara
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Posted - Sep 08 2016 :  05:19:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Apple slices for Apple Pie Sunday pie and for dried fruit cake. Gala apples on sale (new crop) and they are beautiful. Not sure if they are a baking apple but I'll give it a try.

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YellowRose
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Posted - Sep 10 2016 :  09:21:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Small batch drying today.

Lemon peel from lemon I used when drying apples. When dried I will put through blender for lemon black pepper.

One red bell pepper my sister gave me. It will be good in winter soups/stews.

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YellowRose
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Posted - Sep 18 2016 :  07:18:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today and tomorrow drying 3lb of Gala Apples - 99cents bag e-deal of the week.

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Jana
Southern California
USA
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Posted - Sep 18 2016 :  07:24:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, how do you cut your apples for drying? Last time I used a spiral cutter but they came out too thin, almost like paper thin. I am thinking of cutting my apples into six or eight slices. Any suggestions?

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Sep 18 2016 :  07:34:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jana, I cut my apples into wedges, approximately 1/8" - 1/4" thick. I start out trying to be consisted with the slices but by the time I finish I'm just glad to get it done.

If I am drying apples for crafts I usually slice into circles or length wise - 1/4". Anything thicker takes too long to dry.

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Sep 22 2016 :  03:03:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another bag of apples to dry.

Stalk of Celery - leaves for cooking - stalks for celery salt

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YellowRose
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Paris TX
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Posted - Sep 29 2016 :  07:03:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today it's collard green stems and green part of a leek. As soon as I have enough dried mixed veggies I will make vegetable broth.

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sherone_13
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Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
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Posted - Sep 29 2016 :  07:34:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am drying parslay right now. This weekend it will be Chocolate Mint and Stevia.

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Sep 29 2016 :  08:15:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherone I love to smell herbs drying. It's time to harvest my two thyme plants in the front yard. I may hang them to dry in the Yellow Rose Cottage. If I do hang them I will make cheesecloth bags to put the sprigs in to keep them clean.



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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
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Posted - Sep 29 2016 :  09:23:22 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Been drying lemon basil, now need to do chocolate mint and oregano, perhaps some sage as well. It's raining today and I don't think I'm harvesting these herbs in the rain.
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Oct 02 2016 :  06:33:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Will harvest two thyme plants and hang to dry in Yellow Rose Cottage.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Oct 21 2016 :  10:18:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I'm drying lemon peels and chives.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Oct 29 2016 :  08:07:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Celery and green onions on sale so I drying both.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Nov 04 2016 :  10:53:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went through my pantry this morning and I have several items that have missed their due date by a month or it's this month. So, I am drying canned sliced jalapeno peppers, a couple of small cans of pizza sauce.

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jillyd
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Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
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Posted - Nov 05 2016 :  2:37:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm also dehydrating peppers today. I cleaned out my greenhouse and collected a big bowl of peppers before composting the plants.


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Edited by - jillyd on Nov 05 2016 2:39:12 PM
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