Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dehydrator Is On!

These days, Melanie has the Dehydrator going a lot. She has dried Tomatoes, Apples, Peaches (Plain), Peaches (with Lime, Cayenne, smidge of Honey), Pears, Herbs (Holy Basil, Celery Leaf, Basil, Peppermint, Red Clover, Lemon Balm). Numerous others are waiting in the wings. The little note on the counter reminds us the Dehydrator is on in the Basement.

As we move into this final push for Harvest, Ms. Dehydrator is an invaluable part of the Team. Melanie used the Previous Ms. Dehydrator so much we bought a new one which has 9 large trays.

Some day, I'd like to try some Sun Drying. Mother tells a story that my Great Aunt Lula Myers Hart dried Apples and other produce on the Roof of the Shed. This would have been when Mother was a Child in the 1920s. I'd like to learn more about Sun Drying. We seem to have plenty of Heat, Sun, and Air around here to do just the job.

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