Dry and store fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and herbs with these simple, step-by-step instructions. Includes dozens of recipes and plans for building your own food dryer.
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About the Author
The late Phyllis Hobson is the author of several books, including Raising a Calf for Beef and Tan your Hide!
Table of Contents
Drying Foods Can Save You Money
How to Dry FoodsDehydrator * Sun * Conventional Oven or Homemade Dryer * Microwave OvenBuying a DehydratorSafety * Size * Airflow * Trays * Doors * Controls * Cabinets * Cost of Operation * Final Thoughts
To Pretreat or Not to PretreatFor Pretreating * Against Pretreating * Pretreating Methods Testing and Storing Dried FoodsStoring Dried Foods * If You Can't Store It Right Away
Drying FruitsDried Baby Food * Apples * Apricots * Bananas * Blueberries, Cranberries, and Gooseberries * Candied Fruit * Cherries * Currants * Figs * Grapes (Raisins) * Lemon or Orange Peel * Peaches * Pears * Persimmons * Pineapple * Plums (Prunes) * Raspberries and Blackberries * Rhubarb * StrawberriesDrying VegetablesDried Baby Food * Asparagus * Beans * Beets * Broccoli * Brussels Sprouts * Cabbage * Carrots * Cauliflower * Celery * Corn * Cucumbers * Eggplant * Green Beans * Green Tomatoes * Greens * Kohlrabi * Lettuce * Mushrooms * Okra * Onions * Parsnips * Peas (Green) * Peas (Black-Eyed, Crowder, and Chick) * Peppers/Pimientos * Potatoes * Pumpkin * Radishes * Rutabagas * Salsify * Sauerkraut * Sprouts * Squash * Sweet Potatoes * Tomatoes * Tomato Puree * Turnips * Zucchini
Drying HerbsMicrowave Herb Drying * Conventional Oven Herb Drying * Anise * Basil * Bay Leaves * Celery Leaves * Chervil * Chili Peppers * Chives * Cumin * Dill * Fennel * File Powder * Garlic * Green Onions * Marjoram * Mint * Oregano * Parsley * Rosemary * Sage * Savory * Tarragon * Thyme * Herb Mixtures * Fines Herbes * Herb Teas * Camomile * Catnip * Horehound * Lemon Balm * Lemongrass * Rose Hips * Sassafras * Solar Tea * Herb Tea Blends * Herb Butters * Herb VinegarsDrying MeatsBeef and Venison * Ham * Poultry * Lamb * Fish * Jerky
Drying Dairy ProductsCheese * Milk * Eggs
Drying GrainsGrains * Corn * Breakfast Cereals * Crackers