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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Apr 03 2017 :  07:36:43 AM  Show Profile
Peg and Jill sorry I missed your post. The apple slices are beautiful and the granola sounds yummy.

Today I am drying a stalk of celery. I chopped it fine in food processor because when dried I will blend it into a powder. I bought a pkg each of dried Chile Ancho and Chile Nuevo Mexico (New Mexico chili pepper). Will blend the chilies into a powder; mix with celery powder; other herbs & spices to make my own chili powder.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2017 :  07:16:55 AM  Show Profile
Today, tomorrow, and to it's done Texas 1015 sweet onions.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Apr 18 2017 :  08:16:50 AM  Show Profile
4 large portabella mushrooms I bought for the George Forman grill but never got around to it.

3 Texas Sweet onions later today & tomorrow.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - May 08 2017 :  06:12:32 AM  Show Profile
Carrots for muffins.

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2869 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2869 Posts

Posted - May 08 2017 :  08:04:45 AM  Show Profile
I just dried 2 large winter squash. It was a pain to prepare, cutting off the skin and cutting into small chunks. My hands are SORE! But it is so nice to have on hand for soups, stocks, and it can even be ground up for puree.
Sara, you have the busiest dehydrator of anyone I know! LOL


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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - May 08 2017 :  08:41:23 AM  Show Profile
Lisa we need to come up with a easy way to peel winter squash.

I keep my dehydrator set up in a kitchen corner so it is always ready to go.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2017 :  06:14:08 AM  Show Profile
Drying today:

Attar of Rose & Peacock Rose scented geraniums for sugar.

Greek oregano for medicinal tea.

Lemon grass, winter savory, & Mexican oregano for compound butters.

Cut a few sprigs of spearmint for iced tea.



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Mountain Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

806 Posts

JoAnn
Colville Washington
USA
806 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2017 :  07:25:53 AM  Show Profile
Jim's been finding some morels--been trying to use them fresh but the excess gets dried.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2017 :  07:28:32 AM  Show Profile
JoAnn it must be great to live where morels grow wild.

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Mountain Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

806 Posts

JoAnn
Colville Washington
USA
806 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2017 :  09:14:51 AM  Show Profile
Sara, It's our reward for putting up with snowy winters: )
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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

521 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
521 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2017 :  11:34:12 AM  Show Profile
WOW! What an amazing, inspiring list of things you all are drying out there!
Today I am drying apricots from my tree (smells SO yummy!) WOW!

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2017 :  11:51:30 AM  Show Profile
Hello to another Sara, dried apricot fried pies are one of my favorite things. Enjoy yours any old way you prepare them.

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naturemaiden
True Blue Farmgirl

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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Hoosick Falls NY
USA
2569 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2017 :  2:21:17 PM  Show Profile
I've been drying oregano, lemon balm and basil for teas. Oregano is surprisingly good. It tastes like mint.

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saram
True Blue Farmgirl

521 Posts

Sara
Biggs CA
USA
521 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2017 :  08:27:11 AM  Show Profile
Dried apricot fried pies!!!??? PLEASE send me that recipe!!

Today the dehydrator is full of apricot fruit leather for the grandkids :-) So blessed to have land and food from it.
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sargesproudwife
True Blue Farmgirl

174 Posts

Christine Marie
NY
USA
174 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2017 :  09:20:17 AM  Show Profile
Hi everyone! Last week I dried some apples in the food dehydrator. Everyone loves them for snacks and it's a healthy choice! I sprinkle some cinnamon on them before dehydrating. Does anyone know if it's ok to sprinkle sugar on them first or should I just continue to do a light sugar coating before I put them away?

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2017 :  11:41:15 AM  Show Profile
Christine sorry I missed your question. Yes it's okay to add sugar to apples before drying.

I hadn't planned on drying anything today but when I checked on my herbs I found the heavy rain/wind had broken one of the large rose scented geranium stems. I will use the leaves for teas and sugars.

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sargesproudwife
True Blue Farmgirl

174 Posts

Christine Marie
NY
USA
174 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2017 :  12:27:50 PM  Show Profile
It's ok Sara! Life happens.

It's good to know I can add before drying. I have more apples to dry and I'll trying adding it all before I dehydrate them.



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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

1022 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
1022 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2017 :  3:02:34 PM  Show Profile
Has anyone made fruit leather? I have some peaches coming my way and I would love to try and make some peach leather in my dehydrator.

Jana
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2017 :  3:09:11 PM  Show Profile
Jana, I haven't made fruit leathers but have read directions and they seem straight forward and easy. Go for it.

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jana
Southern California
USA
1022 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2017 :  3:37:46 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Sara, I was looking at recipes on the internet and you are right, it sounds very simple. The person I am getting the peaches from says they are not ripe yet so I have to wait a while, but I definitely will be making Peach Leather this year.

Jana
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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2017 :  4:17:20 PM  Show Profile
Let us know how the leather turns out.

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

1022 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
1022 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2017 :  5:22:54 PM  Show Profile
Will do!

Jana
#7110

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jul 08 2017 :  05:49:32 AM  Show Profile
Some of my herbs were getting leggy so to keep them in their pots I trimmed them back this morning to dry - Mexican oregano, winter savory, and thyme. One bay leaf fell off so I will cook with it soon. The bay tree is doing good but it is still too little and young to harvest. Will be glad when it is big enough for me to have fresh bay.

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

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2017 :  07:28:07 AM  Show Profile
This morning I'm drying spearmint and rose scented geranium.

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

1252 Posts

Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1252 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2017 :  5:17:06 PM  Show Profile
I'm sun drying cherry tomatoes today.

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
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