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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Oct 19 2020 :  6:20:22 PM  Show Profile
Sara I bet you and your sisters can still have a lot of fun, and a little trouble. lol I love having dried apples to put in oatmeal or as snacks. I do have a gallon jar of them dried.

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Michele
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Nov 28 2020 :  07:12:03 AM  Show Profile
Today and tomorrow drying celery and green onions. Next week I want to dry more onions. Thinking about making my own chili mix. May dry chili peppers or find a source for them. Haven't decided which way to go.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Nov 28 2020 :  5:17:34 PM  Show Profile
I don't have a mix recipe, but it sounds like it would be fun and yummy to do. Good luck with it Sara.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6875 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2020 :  11:33:30 PM  Show Profile
Michelle, I googled chili peppers for mix and found the ones that are good to use - ancho, chipotles, moritas, pasillas, guajillo and chiles de árbol. Fresh pasillas are available locally so will dry them and mix with chipotles. I have dried can chipotle peppers in sauce before so will do that again. After drying both peppers they'll go in the blender to make powder. I'll let you know what recipe I used or if I made up my own; and how it turned out.

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Nov 29 2020 :  09:30:55 AM  Show Profile
That sounds good Sara! If it turns out, I'd like the recipe.
I'm dehydrating the many pumpkins we grew. Cook, puree, spread on sheets, dehydrate, then buzz up in Vitamix. I am always amazed at how little dust a pumpkin produces.
In the photo I've attached, see how much dust from a pumpkin larger than the one pictured. Crazy!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2020 :  09:36:30 AM  Show Profile
Lisa how do you use the pumpkin powder?

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Nov 29 2020 :  09:44:00 AM  Show Profile
Mostly in chili and soups, but I have used it for some desserts. We are not big sweets people, but I used it before for a recipe for some pumpkin fluff that was a Maryjane recipe a while back
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Nov 29 2020 :  09:51:58 AM  Show Profile
Thanks.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Nov 30 2020 :  03:28:07 AM  Show Profile
who know, pumpkin dust and pepper powder. You girls amaze me with the different things you do and dry.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Nov 18 2022 :  09:47:43 AM  Show Profile
It's been quite a while since I have visited this site. Today I am drying two bunches of kale. On my second batch now. So far, I have two quarts dried kale in my pie safe where I keep dried veggies and herbs. I do not like dried veggies as side dishes but use them in soups or dried beans. So handy to have on hand during the winter months.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Nov 19 2022 :  02:21:34 AM  Show Profile
It is nice to have those dried items in your pantry Sara. Soups, and dips are a great way to use them. My friend gave me dried cabbage one time.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Nov 19 2022 :  07:32:13 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, I dried cabbage once and should do it again because I like it in veg soup.

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VT Oma
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sheila
Greensboro Vermont
USA
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Posted - Nov 19 2022 :  08:47:13 AM  Show Profile
I have dried apples, and green peppers, which I have used for spaghetti sauce, I have also dried onions, Michele I did not think of dips, that would be great this time of year, or a way to use some veggie's from last year.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  06:29:55 AM  Show Profile
This morning I am drying bay leaves. I prefer to use fresh bay leaves but I had to repot my bay tree into a bigger planter and it's too heavy for me to bring inside for the winter. I hope it makes it through the winter on the back deck. I'm drying the bay leaves so I will have them on hand when it's raining or there's ice on the deck.

As a backup if the bay tree doesn't make it through the winter my sister took cuttings to root. She has great luck in rooting cuttings where I have no luck at all.

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
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Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  08:59:10 AM  Show Profile
I like to grow a lot of herbs, but I never thought about bay. I also didn't know it was a tree LOL! I need to dry some basil, rosemary and thyme soon but as soon as I'm finished on the computer apples are going in my dehydrator.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  09:41:12 AM  Show Profile
Heather the bay is a small tree. I kept it pruned so I could winter it over inside. Outside in a container if I didn't keep it pruned it would make a large bush. Your kitchen will smell so good with the drying herbs.



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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

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Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
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Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  10:40:32 AM  Show Profile
Just finished up drying and processing lemon grass. My whole house smells like lemon.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6875 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  11:27:28 AM  Show Profile
Theresa how do you use your lemongrass?

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

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Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
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Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  5:03:43 PM  Show Profile
Sara, after I turn it into a powder, I use it on fish and chicken. It is really good on either. I just brush the fish or chicken with a little olive oil and sprinkle the lemon grass powder on it and bake it like normal.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 14 2023 :  07:45:12 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Theresa, I have grown lemongrass before maybe I should try again.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

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

Edited by - YellowRose on Oct 14 2023 07:46:11 AM
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Oct 15 2023 :  05:34:43 AM  Show Profile
Lemon grass sounds so yummy to dry. The last thing I dried was my small handful of basil. My poor plant I bought, did not do well this year. I pulled it for winter now and picked off a small handful of leaves. Did not want to waste them. Before that I dried the last of my celery, and prior to that was apples.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6875 Posts

Posted - Nov 10 2023 :  10:58:10 AM  Show Profile
Aldi had baby portabella mushrooms on sale for 99c for an 8 oz pkg. I bought 3 pkg to dry and two for spaghetti sauce. My dehydrator has 2 two trays so it will take me a couple of days to get all the mushrooms dried.

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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

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Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
261 Posts

Posted - Dec 28 2023 :  4:42:44 PM  Show Profile
Sara, What brand is your dehydrator?
I received an Excaliber dehydrator for Christmas. The dehydrator has 9 trays.
I want to try drying bananas first.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6875 Posts

Posted - Dec 28 2023 :  5:08:43 PM  Show Profile
Tara, it's an American Harvest. It was given to me 10 years ago and has two trays but on the plus side it does have heat controls. There was a time I wanted a new dehydrator with more trays but these days two is enough for what I do. I dry mostly herbs and greens like kale & collards. I've never dried bananas but I know you will have fun doing so.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
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Posted - Dec 29 2023 :  5:35:52 PM  Show Profile
What a great gift Tara! Like Sara, I dry a lot of herbs that I grow. I've also done fruit but never bananas. (Not sure why LOL!) Let us know how they turn out.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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