Dehydrating food during winter?

Dehydrating food in winter

Dehydrating food in winter

Can you believe you can do dehydrating during winter to your advantage? You can!

This is a great time to consider drying persimmons, pineapple, cabbage, celery and even some apples and pears. The last of the Asian pears were visable on the tree after the wind blew off the leaves. It seemed rather late and we had some freezing temperatures and a lot of rain but they were so sweet and juicy. So we dried them!

 A fantastic pineapple sale provided some to be dried and some to be frozen. Those frozen pieces of pineapple can be eaten as pineapple popsicles and smaller pieces of frozen pineapple are folded into slightly beaten thick cream for dessert.

The dried pineapple is great along with dried apple, peaches or nectarines, candied orange peels, dates or raisins and nuts in a fruit cake for the holidays. What could be better?

With the colder weather it is so handy and delicious to have additional vegetables to add to soups and stews. If you powder some of the vegetables yo add to gravies and sauces in relatively small amounts you improve the nutrients and flavor.  

Right after the holidays is definitely the time to experiment. Have you tried saving some of your cooked beans and drying them? When you check on line you will find people have been drying them for summer camping and instant refried beans for a long time.

How about a collection of dried fruit and nuts sitting around the house just to nibble on. The cold weather increases our appetite. “Potato chips” made from beets, turnips, parsnips, sweet potato and even potato with a dip are very tasty!

Hope you have an exciting and interesting time taking advantage of your dehydrator this winter!

 

 

 

 

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