Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dehydrator Fail

I picked a ton of strawberries. I found a food dehydrator at a garage sale for $5. I remember eating strawberry chips when I was little. I love fruit roll ups. I thought I would make my own. Well, it took a long time to prep all the berries. Don't you love the photos, they look like a Ron Popeil infomercial right? Well, in the end the fruit leather got too dry. I didn't think you could over dry it, but apparently you can. Maybe I should just stick to freezer jam. The strawberry chips weren't too bad. I also froze a ton of fresh strawberries.

I'm still going to try to dry some peaches later on this season.

We're going to wake up early on Friday so we can get there bright and early to pick raspberries, tayberries, blackberries, and maybe a few more Strawberries. Cherries are ripe for the picking right now too!

1 comment:

JSchaller said...

How industrious of you - I'm so impressed! Sorry it didn't work out the way you had envisioned. I'm to tired and sore to do all the preserving work at this point (baby should be here in 6 weeks) but there's always next year, right?!? I hate paying so much for fruit during the winter, and it doesn't taste nearly as good. Blessings on your harvesting!! Your baby will introduced to so many delicious foods later on because of your work now!!