I use a lot of peppers in my cooking, especially in winter when I make lots of soups, stews and chilis. During the winter, however, peppers are ridiculously expensive and the quality is terrible. Instead of just settling for crappy, expensive peppers, I dehydrate wonderful and cheap peppers during summer to use all winter long. Dehydrated sweet peppers make a wonderful snack, especially for road trips or hiking. Peppers can also be added to eggs, casseroles or pasta…Continue
I love my dehydrator. It is right up there with my blender as my favorite kitchen appliance. It really helps to reduce food waste and increases the shelf life of many foods. Here's how I use it to save money:
When I find an amazing deal on produce, I dehydrate some of the bounty. Sometimes I find packages of peppers for $.40/lb, and I'll buy 10 pounds. Some are used fresh or frozen, but I dehydrate a lot of them to toss into soups or to add to…Continue
Added by Cynthia Skelton on August 29, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Well, the inspections for the bank and local municipality have been completed, and all of our rehab work has been approved! We're just waiting on the final disbursement check so that we can pay our roofer. It has been quite the ordeal, but well worth it a little headache and a lot of elbow grease in the end!
I had mentioned before that our riding lawnmower had quit... Well, this past weekend, we were given a riding mower, which we desperately needed, as "payment" from a friend of ours…Continue
The first-ever HOMEGROWN Fair was a huge success! A hearty thank you to all who shared photos, videos, recipes, stories and skills over the past month. What a year you’ve all had – and how wonderful it is to share in your accomplishments and learn something new from each submission. The Fair was a…Continue
Hi folks! Yesterday we posted about our first-ever HOMEGROWN Fair. We're looking for your submissions (new or old posts) to be included in the healthy competition for a few great HOMEGROWN prizes! Just post a member blog with the title "HOMEGROWN Fair Submission," or edit the title of an older post from this year to be included (be sure to change the post time and date…Continue
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Cross-posted from Local Me.
No local food journey would be complete without preserving the harvest. Freezing, drying, pickling, and...canning. I grew up with dusty glass jars shelved like aged books below the basement steps, each lid personally labeled by my mom or an aunt.
I recently ordered canning equipment through Amazon.com and set aside time on a Saturday to can…
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Added by kristin clapper on April 12, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments