Home Dehydrating

So a while back I asked for some opinions and suggestions as to Dehydrators folks were using.  And a couple of you were kind enough to reply.  In the end my sister-in-law said that she’d buy it herself as a joint gift for the two of us if it wasn’t to expensive.  And since she’s got reasonable taste and is good at picking good quality items I left the choice in her hands.

We ended up with a Nesco American Harvest that is probly very like what DaddyBear and Zercool said they have.  First thing I did was hit Amazon and order the fruit leather trays (and clean screens) that weren’t included in the basic package.  They arrived yesterday, and since husband wants cranberry fruit leather I’ve a bag of cranberries thawing in the fridge.  I expect to get that started tomorrow and I’ll let you know how it works.  I also ordered (we got a bunch of Amazon Gift Certificates from family that don’t live close) The Busy Person’s Guide to Preserving Food by Janet Chadwick.  And I’m reasonably pleased with the book (which arrived today).  It looks like a nice basic guide to various techniques including, but not limited to, dehydrating things.  It doesn’t have some of the fancier recipes you can find, but if I want those then I’ll head online.  I wanted a basic reference for concepts and basics and at first look through it looks like I picked well.

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