Well, I just turned on the food dehydrator for the first time. As it whirrs in the background, I am plotting my next grocery store trip with it in mind.
Right now, however, it has 2 of the 5 racks full, mainly just stuff I got off the counter to try it out. (yeah, pretty impatient). A can of corn is spread on the top rack. You know how you get a cup-o-ramen and it has 4 or 5 dried corn kernels? I like 'em, so I hope that my kids will eat these. On the second rack is one cut up banana (too soft to eat) and a lemon.
I'm curious how the lemon turns out; when I think self-sufficient, I try to think of replacements for the things I don't think I could get if the 18-wheelers stopped rolling, restocking our local stores every 3 days. I don't have a lemon or grapefruit tree and they are called for in my home remedy book.
I want to try out olives the dehydrator this week. We like olives, and there's no way to get them or cure them (without the truckers), so that is my number one experiment. I'm going to email my friend who has a Costco membership and ask her to pick up a 10# can for me.
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