My precious Excalibur dehydrator has been working overtime these past few days and is doing a great job! The garlic is still drying at the present and I plan to vacuum seal into small packages for winter use since I still have plenty of fresh garlic right now.
There are still quite a number of tomatoes still ripening up on the vine along with the bountiful harvest ready for salsa. I did dehydrate a considerable amount also and I refer to them as my sun-dried tomatoes (even though they weren’t actually dried in the sun). They are excellent in pasta recipes or even sprinkled in a salad!
The tomato that I dehydrated is the Principe Borghese which states it is good for sun drying. I found it quite small and full of seeds – the smaller romas which I also dehydrated were meatier and had very little seeds. Next year we stick with the romas for drying. Two other varieties that did well were -
Illini Star tomatoes
Cherokee Purple tomatoes
Before the kids left for college I was able to dry up a ton of apples for them to snack on – they really enjoy these … and so do I!
Here’s hoping they eat healthy!!!
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