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Anyone got the dehydrator out yet?
« on: June 05, 2017, 14:00 »
I've done some strawberry slices and am now eyeing up the herbs.  The thyme and marjoram in particular have grown huge this spring and home dried knocks the spots of shop bought  :)


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Re: Anyone got the dehydrator out yet?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 10:12 »
not be long, the chillies are coming on a treat now  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Punk isn't dead...it's underground where it belongs. If it comes to the surface it's no longer punk...it's Green Day!

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Re: Anyone got the dehydrator out yet?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 08:30 »
Beat you there Aidy  :lol:  I've already dried some chillies but I have loads more on the way.

Also dried tomato slices, beans and courgette, but got my eyes on the apples now  :D

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Re: Anyone got the dehydrator out yet?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 12:17 »
no beans this year, still eating last years  :lol:

Why oh why do you dry courgettes  :nowink: :nowink: :nowink: ???  :lol:

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Re: Anyone got the dehydrator out yet?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 08:00 »
Why oh why do you dry courgettes  :nowink: :nowink: :nowink: ???  :lol:

'Cos I can  :lol:

I don't make a thing of it, but if I have other stuff going, a spare tray and some courgettes lurking around, they get dried.  I tend to flavour them before drying and this years are getting lemon and garlic, which they hoover up.  They're actually pretty good  ;)

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Re: Anyone got the dehydrator out yet?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017, 16:48 »
Ooh that sounds good, how do you flavour them? Before or after they are dried?

I've started on the chillies and apples and a few extra tomatoes.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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Re: Anyone got the dehydrator out yet?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 17:14 »
how do you flavour them? Before or after they are dried?

Before.  I get them in a bowl marinating while I prep the rest of the veg I am drying.  It seems to work best if you include some liquid content.  I've done just dried herbs and spices before and they all fall off in the dehydrator.

Fresh chilli and garlic is also good.   Freeze the chilli and microplane it  :)


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