Saturday, October 20, 2012
I'm dehydrating things now. This is kale that has been washed, trimmed of the big stems and cut into good sized pieces.
I blanched them, then spread it out on two trays.
I had three small zucchini that I washed, cut up, and blanched as well.
They took up two trays. It only came with 4 trays, but I have two more coming soon.
Below are the results: Left is the kale that I have crumbled, then the zucchini. Next in line are the dried apples, or what's left of them. I dried three apples, and we have about 1 and 1/2 apples worth left. Lastly, I have strawberries, or what's left of them. That small jar was 1/2 filled with a large store container of dried sliced strawberries, then it had dried pineapple to fill it to the top, but we munched on those as well.
I will make a soup with the zucchini and the kale in it and see what I think of them. I just have to try everything out before I go hog wild, as my dad would say. I love having the fruit to munch on. Many times I just want to eat a small snack, and drying the fruit makes it easy to do so.