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What Can You Make With Dried Vegetables?

Those crusty, wrinkled, hard, little pieces of what used to be fresh vegetables are more versatile than you might think, except for the potatoes. I was right they were wrong. My mistake is I diced the potatoes and I should have cut them in thin slices. The center of the cubes of the potatoes just Continue Reading

Vegetables Take 24 hours to Dry

After 12 hours I rearranged the dehydrator trays so the ones at the bottom closest to the heat source are now at the top. The Potatoes took the longest to dry — the full 24 hours. One thing I didn’t think about was that the vegetables dried to about one quarter their original size so Continue Reading

Dried Veggies in the Desert

Canned vegetables are heavy and take up space. Fresh vegetables go bad in a few days, except for potatoes, carrots, onions, yams and such. So I decided to try dehydrating several different kinds of veggies. The first step is cutting them all the same size. I’ve got carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, string beans, cherry tomatoes Continue Reading

A Tamale Disaster

I love Mexican food. Okay, let’s be honest here I love food – period. I love cooking food, eating food and writing about food. So I decided to try my hand at making tamales. I mean how hard could it be? A little masa harina mixed with lard, a spicy, savory filling, corn husk wrappers Continue Reading