Making & Using Dried Foods

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Try the newest old-fashioned way to preserve food!

Easy, economical, and nutritious, drying is a natural, great-tasting alternative to canning or freezing.

Whether you use the sun, your oven, or a purchased dehydrator, getting started is easy with Making & Using Dried Foods. There are even complete plans for building your own food dryer.

Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through the process of ...

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Overview


Try the newest old-fashioned way to preserve food!

Easy, economical, and nutritious, drying is a natural, great-tasting alternative to canning or freezing.

Whether you use the sun, your oven, or a purchased dehydrator, getting started is easy with Making & Using Dried Foods. There are even complete plans for building your own food dryer.

Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through the process of drying and storing more than a hundred kinds of fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and herbs. And when you're ready to use your bounty, just choose from dozens of recipes for using dried foods in nutritious and delicious snacks, soups, and entrees.

--granola
-- tomato pesto
-- turkey jerky
-- apple-cherry muffins
-- herbal teas
-- fruit roll-ups
-- pumpkin bread
-- soup mixes

Easy, economical, nutritious drying is a naturally great-tasting alternative to canning or freezing. This simple how-to guide--featuring more than 100 great recipes--shows exactly how to dry, store, and cook with dried fruits, vegetables, meats, and herbs.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Easy, economical and nutritious, drying is a natural, great-tasting alternative to canning or freezing. Includes instructions for drying almost everything with or without a commercial dehydrator, and more than 200 delicious recipes using dried foods.” - Countryside & Small Stock Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882666150
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/1994
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Hobson is the author of Making and Using Dried Foods, Raising a Calf for Beef, and Tan your Hide!

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Table of Contents


Introduction

Drying Foods Can Save You Money

How to Dry Foods
Dehydrator
• Sun
• Conventional Oven or Homemade Dryer
• Microwave Oven

Buying a Dehydrator
Safety
• Size
• Airflow
• Trays
• Doors
• Controls
• Cabinets
• Cost of Operation
• Final Thoughts

To Pretreat or Not to Pretreat
For Pretreating
• Against Pretreating
• Pretreating Methods

Testing and Storing Dried Foods
Storing Dried Foods
• If You Can't Store It Right Away

Drying Fruits
Dried 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
• Strawberries

Drying Vegetables
Dried 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 Herbs
Microwave 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 Vinegars

Drying Meats
Beef and Venison
• Ham
• Poultry
• Lamb
• Fish
• Jerky

Drying Dairy Products
Cheese
• Milk
• Eggs

Drying Grains
Grains
• Corn
• Breakfast Cereals
• Crackers

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