1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2014, 21:41 »
i have logan and josta :D
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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2014, 21:43 »
i have logan and josta :D

Me too but they are all new last year so still getting to a decent size. Also got a japenese wineberry but not sure berries like those can be dehydrated ? Would be interesting to try.

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2014, 21:44 »
i have logan and josta :D

Both these nearly ready to begin harvesting on my plot... are they quite sour when dried?
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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2014, 21:45 »
I find things are sweeter when dried the logans I thought were ok straight from the bush

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2014, 21:47 »
Do you cut them or dry whole. Same with raspberries  ???

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2014, 21:48 »
Do you cut them or dry whole. Same with raspberries  ???

New Shoot's advice was to dry raspberries whole, standing them up on their stem ends, so I guess the same would work with loganberries too

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2014, 21:48 »
Brilliant thanks. Cant wait to try.

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2014, 21:49 »
Sounds good if they make it past my mouth :lol:

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2014, 21:50 »
Sounds good if they make it past my mouth :lol:

Best to do a lot at once then  :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2014, 22:09 »
Pineapple never made it out LOL

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2014, 23:49 »
Ok I don't know why I rarely look in this section but I am hooked now and I WANT A DEHYDRATOR!!
I better talk nice to hubby.
The thought of dried fruit for my porridge is awesome  :D

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2014, 07:43 »
Do you cut them or dry whole. Same with raspberries  ???

New Shoot's advice was to dry raspberries whole, standing them up on their stem ends, so I guess the same would work with loganberries too

I think so as well  :)

Raspberries (I have big Autumn Bliss ones) take 24 hours, so be warned, but they are lovely.  I've blitzed the dried fruit in the food processor before to make a powder and then did a pavlova base with it.  That was very good  :)

OH wants more dried strawberries.  I showed him the jar and he reckons that is nowhere near enough  ::)  :lol:

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2014, 11:48 »


Raspberries (I have big Autumn Bliss ones) take 24 hours, so be warned, but they are lovely.  I've blitzed the dried fruit in the food processor before to make a powder and then did a pavlova base with it.  That was very good  :)

OH wants more dried strawberries.  I showed him the jar and he reckons that is nowhere near enough  ::)  :lol:

Woww... No wonder my raspberries weren't good last year.

I sliced my strawbs with an egg slicer (they have to be very ripe) and dried them for 14 hours at 57oC - that maade them quite crisp.  You can then break them up to put in your muesli - yummy :D
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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2014, 09:53 »
Now got all 5 trays on mine drying mint at a cool 35 degrees.  Its hard to taste the difference with some herbs between home dried and decent quality shop bought, but home dried mint is just a 'must have' for me now  :)

I've done loads and chopped the plant down to get a second flush to dry as I ran out last winter  :ohmy:  That was with a whole preserving jar full as well  ::)

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2014, 10:09 »
Now got all 5 trays on mine drying mint at a cool 35 degrees.  Its hard to taste the difference with some herbs between home dried and decent quality shop bought, but home dried mint is just a 'must have' for me now  :)

I've done loads and chopped the plant down to get a second flush to dry as I ran out last winter  :ohmy:  That was with a whole preserving jar full as well  ::)


Now as a herb numpty I may just have to try this, once dried could you blitz and turn into mint sauce.


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