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    Dehydrating peppers

    Pepper season has arrived, and I’ve many more peppers to be harvest than I can possibly use before they go bad. I like to use them year round, so it was time to try and preserve them. I could always freeze them, but I always forget they’re there. So, it was time to put the dehydrator to work again 🙂 I had 2 kinds of peppers to preserve; Cayenne peppers and Numex Twilight peppers. I tried both, and it worked for both on the same time and temperature even though they’re sized differently. Granted, I cut the peppers into rings of a couple mm wide, but still 🙂 Also, a…

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    Dehydrating strawberries

    So far, we’ve been harvesting a LOT of strawberries. We’ve eaten a lot of them as a snack, made jam, liquor and added them to various salads. Lately however, I feel like the supply is slowly drying out – the sign strawberry season might be over. I really wanted to keep some for later so I thought this was a good moment to dehydrate some! I decided to do this as an experiment on a late evening, so I used strawberries that were waiting in the refrigerator to be eaten; there were probably a couple hundred grams of them. On a sidenote, it still amazes me to think that “I…

  • Chives flowers & lovage in the dehydrator
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    Dehydrating lovage and chives flowers

    So I don’t know if you noticed it in the overview pictures of my garden updates, but the lovage is growing like crazy. With our current consuming rate, we can’t possibly use enough of it. Although I’ve read somewhere you can cook it and eat it much like spinach, I haven’t tried that yet. So right now, the lovage just grows, and grows, and grows… At this point, it’s starting to take away light from other plants growing nearby. So, time to harvest some. As for the chives, it really is the same thing. It has grown so much, it has started flowering. Lucky for me, I knew the flowers…

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    Trying out my food dehydrator

    Ever since I got my food dehydrator I’ve been itching to try it out. I didn’t want to buy fruit or veggies specifically to try it, so I’ve been waiting for the opportune moment. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait very long… : ) Ever since we have to work from home, we’ve been buying – and eating – a lot more fruits. And because we do grocery shopping once a week, we buy quite some fruit. Last time, we bought a bunch of bananas… only to forget to put them in the refrigerator, causing them to become overripe way too soon. I didn’t feel like eating a bunch of…