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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

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Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2020 :  12:15:55 PM  Show Profile
Sweet Basil in the dehydrator today. Need to harvest the sage and get that dried yet this week.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2020 :  06:21:36 AM  Show Profile
Drying 4 roma tomatoes today. I've wanted dried tomatoes for a pasta dish but when I checked it out a 8.5 oz jar was $4.29 at Alti. I did the math - 4 roma tomatoes 99 cents so I'm making my own.

Teresa happy drying!

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2020 :  06:26:38 AM  Show Profile
Sara, never thought about drying tomatoes.... hummmmmmm.... interesting.... may have to try that.

Happy drying to you too Sara

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2020 :  06:08:30 AM  Show Profile
Finished drying tomatoes this morning. Brought them in at 9 p.m. last night because I didn't want to have to check on them during the night.

Drained 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes overnight - in dehydrator.
Draining another can to dry later today.

I find tomato powder handy and I also want the cans to make tin can windsocks for sisters & me. Will decorate with apple fabric for our September Apple Festival and will use it for a badge. I just love it when what I am doing in my kitchen flows into MJF projects.



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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2020 :  08:04:34 AM  Show Profile
Keep those dehydrators going. Good stuff comes out of them. Dried tomatoes, interesting idea. My tomatoes are just starting to ripen finally. I have 6 trays of onions going this morning. Out of the porch. Grating them with my mixer, in the kitchen is bad enough. Cleans out the sinus. Pulled the rest of my onions also. I have grated some with bad bottoms on them. So will tie the remaining ones up with twine and hang them to dry for a while. I will then grate and freeze some.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2020 :  08:39:10 AM  Show Profile
Michelle that's a lot of onions so I guess the porch is the best place for them.

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

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2020 :  02:47:16 AM  Show Profile
finishing in the kitchen, have storms rolling though. A bit oniony in the house. lol

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2020 :  05:50:09 AM  Show Profile
Drying my last can of crushed tomatoes for awhile. I need to start drying greens for winter soup & beans. May start with kale - now to put it on my shopping list for this week.

Michelle I've dried onions that you could hardly smell at all than others would run out the house.

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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

528 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
528 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2020 :  5:07:29 PM  Show Profile
Tomatoes and Kale. Dehydrated garlic a few weeks ago and more to go. I run my dehydrator on an enclosed porch with a fan in he window.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2020 :  8:01:29 PM  Show Profile
Hi Andrea, welcome to the Farm. Sounds like you have a good place for your dehydrator. Over the last couple of days I've dried 2 bunches of kale - one bunch to go - and 1 bunch of turnip greens.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2020 :  05:45:21 AM  Show Profile
My new cookbook "The Garlic Lovers' Cookbook Vol II from Gilroy CA the Garlic Capital of the World has this info:

1 average size clove of fresh garlic = 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Now I know how much garlic powder to use in recipes.

This morning drying chives, sage, Italian oregano.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.

Edited by - YellowRose on Aug 25 2020 06:39:16 AM
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2020 :  6:00:42 PM  Show Profile
Good information Sara about garlic. You keep us informed for sure. Good luck with your drying Andrea, and Theresa. I have one more batch of onion to dry and then get back at some herbs. The rosemary and sage and basil needs to be done.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

528 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
528 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2020 :  4:15:24 PM  Show Profile
More tomatoes in the dehydrator today. The small red pear ones. I found a recipe that uses honey, balsamic vinegar, basil and a few other things. They were so sticky I ran the dehydrator for 3 days. They do taste good but I don't know how long they will keep. Back to plain tomatoes.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2020 :  03:45:41 AM  Show Profile
Andrea, I had those same thoughts about drying apples coated with cinnamon sugar, was the mess really worth it. lol I have the last of the onions drying, and drying a tray of tomato skins. Ladies do you use powder to add more tomato flavor in dishes?

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2194 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2194 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2020 :  09:01:35 AM  Show Profile
I dried parsley. I have a dehydrator but I don't like to use it for herbs as the fan blows it around so I put it on a clean iwindow screen and put it in my car parked in the sun. I figured the car isn't going anywhere now so why not.

Judith

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Edited by - StitchinWitch on Aug 30 2020 09:02:01 AM
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2020 :  4:19:10 PM  Show Profile
Judith a friend of mine dries her herbs that same way. She has great results.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2020 :  3:49:54 PM  Show Profile
finally got some basil, sage, and rosemary drying this afternoon. A few tomatoes will be up next. The season is slowing down, things are getting put away.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2020 :  4:29:26 PM  Show Profile
Michelle, at the end of the season I dry the herbs that have grown since the last cutting. This cutting is usually small so I combine the herbs and call it Herbs de Texas a play on Herbs de Provence. Gotta have fun while taking care of business.

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

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Sep 06 2020 :  03:32:13 AM  Show Profile
Oh fun Sara. I do a tray of each, or whatever is needed. I will dry more before it freezes, but for now it is good enough.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

569 Posts

Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
569 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2020 :  1:02:33 PM  Show Profile
I've finally gotten into using my dehydrator this year!

Have mostly dried herbs - parsley, rosemary, sweet basil and regular basil.

Also have done a couple bathes of dried tomatoes!!!

I'm going to try using the dehydrator on a batch of salt dough ornaments next - we're crafting gifts ahead of time this year and it will be nice to not have to have the oven on for so long drying them...
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2020 :  4:47:23 PM  Show Profile
got 3 trays of sage drying tonight. It will be freezing harder this week, so time to get it done. Next up the last batch of apples.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  12:38:05 AM  Show Profile
Michelle our hard freeze hits in mid Nov so I have another month to finish harvesting my sage and other herbs.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  02:44:22 AM  Show Profile
That will keep you busy and out of trouble Sara!! lol

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  07:00:32 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, getting into trouble looks a lot different at 78 than it did at 48.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2020 :  06:41:55 AM  Show Profile
Overnight I dried 3 lbs of apples with cinnamon and sugar. The apples were given to me by my sister who got them from the Farm to Table project that I talked about on the canning tread.

Sara - FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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