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The Food Dehydrator

The Food Dehydrator

Sam’s Kitchen is now a proud owner of a food dehydrator. When asked what we wanted for a Birthday Present from the parents we went with this. And boy has it been used.

It’s maiden voyage was lemon, orange and apple slices. Simply cut with the Tupperware Mando Chef for each slice to be the same. The slices then layered on the trays and left for about 11 1/2 hours.

The Apple Slices were eaten pretty quickly but the Oranges and Lemons are in a container in the pantry for those sneaky cocktails or gins at the end of a hard day 😉

The next day we tried Tomatoes, sprinkled with a little salt, Blueberries, Peaches and Bananas. These ones took about 36 hours and turned out perfectly. Well except for some of the Tomatoes. NOTE TO SELF : Cut them in half, used cherry tomatoes and left the tiny ones whole. They didn’t really dehydrate and didn’t last ages too.

A week later, more tomatoes, this time all cut in half, also Zucchini sprinkled with Cheddar Bacon Seasoning. These took about 24 hours and once they were done they were both perfect!

What do you use them for you ask?

Well one can just simply eat them as is, obviously as mentioned before perfect for cocktails and drinks, my parents have been adding them to cereals and breakfasts. The tomatoes were extremely delicious in the breakfast omelette the other morning. AND the zucchini i broke up and put into muffins. See next blog for that deliciousness.

I have also done Limes and more Oranges. These are great to have on hand in the pantry and will be amazing for camping too, when we can finally go 😉

The possibilities for what to do is endless. The boy wants it for jerky so we will definitely be giving that a go. My list also contains home made powders and rubs IE Garlic Powder, Tomato Powder, etc. Herbs can be dried in it too. Also want to try making roll ups too…..

Keep an eye out!

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