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Cynthia Skelton replied to Gayle Gibson's discussion 'Newbie to dehydrating question'
"There is still a good amount of nutrition. Obviously, it decreases some, but I think it's a modest amount unless you're running it for a very long time or at a high temperature. I set mine at a medium setting when that's an option.…"
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Kirsten Madaus posted a blog post

The produce is coming fast and furious, and from all sides.

That glorious eggplant shown in the first photo got me…See More
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Kirsten Madaus commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'How to Eat Local--on the road!'
"Thanks Emily--fun to write *and* fun to research!"
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Gayle Gibson replied to Gayle Gibson's discussion 'Newbie to dehydrating question'
"Thank you for your response. I did message you with a friend request so I may be able to hound you with questions. Before you responded I wound up putting the beans back into the dehydrator overnight. They came out really crunchy and have stayed…"
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Cynthia Skelton replied to Gayle Gibson's discussion 'Newbie to dehydrating question'
"Things do tend to get a bit more chewy as they cool. I think the best chance of maintaining the crispiness is to dehydrate the beans (or whatever) longer to get more of the moisture out. A  big problem is that if the storage container…"
Emily Eagan commented on Charlyn's blog post 'Timing for Fall/Winter Crops'
"Can't believe it's already that time of year. Thanks for your post, Charlyn!"
Emily Eagan replied to Gayle Gibson's discussion 'Newbie to dehydrating question'
"Hi, Gayle! I've forwarded your question along to fellow HOMEGROWN member Cynthia, who seems to have had great success with her dehydrator. Maybe she can help out!"
Charlyn posted a blog post

Timing for Fall/Winter Crops

            Despite Steve Soloman’s recommendation to leave half of Pacific Northwest  garden beds for fall/winter crops, I have always struggled with the timing.  Seeds planted after the Summer solstice never grow well, if they germinate at all.…See More
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Timing for Fall/Winter Crops

Posted by Charlyn on July 29, 2015 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

How to Eat Local--on the road!

Posted by Kirsten Madaus on July 23, 2015 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

Chinese Dumpling

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