Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I dried cherries, grapes (made the best homemade raisins), peaches and tomatoes. They were are wonderful.
I had several jalapeno peppers and a few Serrano peppers that I dried out.
I wasn't really sure what I was going to make with them but figured I would toss some in soups or stews.
Then I decided I would grind them up to make some powder. I purchased a small coffee grinder that was also good for spices. It worked perfectly.
I know I'll use it mostly for when I make jams. I did make some blackberry/jalapeno jam already and I had to cut up the fresh jalapenos for that. This will be much nicer.
How about you? Do you dehydrate food? It's great to do if you are trying to stock pile food for an emergency or if you want to take it backpacking/camping. You just add hot water to bring the food back to life. Or you can toss the dried veggies into soup and it will plump back up while it cooks.
It's another new and fun hobby I have to add to my canning, bread making (oh adding a bit of this pepper powder to bread dough would be great) and prepping.
Posted by Joanne Kennedy at 1:42 PM