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A Few of My Favorite Things, Kitchen Edition, Part 4

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

What's white, round, and hums like a fan? That's right, my dehydrator! The thing is almost twenty years old and still is going strong. When my kids were younger I made fruit leather all the time. It was how I got fruit in them - I told them they were fruit roll ups! And they were. Just healthy. Also on the menu was beef jerky for those times when we went on day trips and I didn't want to pack a cooler. We just ate dehydrated food.

These days I don't have access to farm fresh boxes of peaches, apples, and pears to make the fruit leather. Plus my kiddos are grown. But I found out my hubby likes the banana chips I make! My local grocery puts fruits and veggies that are on the verge on a special cart at really good prices. I load up when they put out 'nanas! I've also dried mushrooms, green beans, and oranges when they appeared on the cart. I could buy banana chips but this way I control the temperature, which can affect the vitamin retention I'm told. All together, it's been a great investment! Not just of money, but also time and effort.
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    My new range has a setting for drying foods, although I have yet to use it. Perhaps I should get with it.
    968 days ago
    We did apples and mushrooms last week. First time for mushrooms and not sure what to do with them.
    968 days ago
    Glad you have enjoyed it for such a long time, definitely sounds like a great investment!
    968 days ago
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