Favorite dehydrator book: Food Drying at Home the Natural Way by Bee Beyer
Favorite dehydrator: Excalibur from WindyHill Kitchen (no longer available).
I love to dry foods, but I am by no means an expert at it. 😀 Today I am getting ready for our trip to Epcot, summer hiking, and picnics. I need good wholesome food for the kids to munch on, where ever we may be. I really should have started this a few months ago. I kept waiting for the apples to go on sale, but they never did. *sigh*
Today I have:
Two trays of tomatoes slices drying. They are lightly salted and I am hoping they will taste yummy on sandwiches. If they are dry, they will not get the pre-made sandwiches mushy. If they are not good on sandwiches, then I’ll keep them for cooking. 🙂
Two trays of pineapple. That is only one pineapple, minus three bites, because I ate them. 😛 These are really yummy to snack on, usually I do not get to dry the pineapple, because the girls eat it too fast. I didn’t tell them I bought this one. LOL
Two trays of bananas. The pineapple and bananas will be saved for our GORP/trail mix snack. When bananas dry the flavor is enhanced, but the looks isn’t so good.
All of this is in the dehydrator at about 130 degrees and will take 12 or more hours to dry.
More on this subject later. 🙂