Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Saturday we processed our annual 100 pounds of tomatoes, and ended up getting 100% yield with 38 quarts of puree, plus water and six cups of tomato powder. Here's how.
Easy to make and full of concentrated flavor, these "sun" dried tomatoes are budget-friendly and really cool!
Transform your chili peppers into vibrant and spicy crushed red pepper flakes. One taste and you'll never go back to the spice aisle again!
Dehydrated watermelon with a dash of adult sophistication. Agua fresca in a dehydrated chip! A lovely little summer snack to use up the bounty of mounding melons in your garden!
Turn summer sweets into autumn treats.
Zucchini rounds salted, then slightly dried, then sauteed in olive oil with chile, garlic and mint.
Using a basic dehydrator or just air drying are two more methods of preserving our foraged bounty to use all year long.
Fruit leather: all fruit, no sugar, tastes like candy, easy to make. Clearly the best snack ever!
DIY Garlic Powder: simple, powerful, organic, cheap.
Once you've eaten as much fresh pesto as you can stomach and have given away enough dill, marjoram, and thyme to outfit a small herbarium, it’s time to consider plan B: freezing and drying those herbs for later use.
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