[Homestead] butternut ideas
jeanne13 at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 27 06:52:54 EDT 2010
How are you liking Hughsnet???? Could you explain the restriction on hours or tell me where I could go to find out?
Below is a link to a yahoo group that is owned by a man (reminds me of James and his level of knowledge about gardening) who preserves EVERYTHING, mostly by dehydration. It is a very busy group but belonging you could go no mail and go and search the files. Here is the link:
Dehydrating food is the healthiest way to save food, especially if it is dehydrated at a low temperature, as that way the enzymes in the food are not destroyed.
The things that I have dehydrated have all turned out perfectly. Half gallon canning jars work best if you are doing a lot and they will keep for several years if you vacuum seal the jars. To me it is the only way to preserve food as there is no long drawn out processing in a hot kitchen!
Dehydrating the squash either way you mentioned will work great, no need to add anything unless you want to add some sort of seasoning, really depends on how you want to use them.
What got me started was the fact that I want greens in my morning drink and they do not grow year round, so when the farmers market has them I just keep buying them until they are gone . They can be dehydrated mixed or each kind kept separate. It seems that there is no limit to what can be dehydrated, including yogurt or even gravy. That's enough chatter but do go and investigate the group site.
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 2:56 AM
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Subject: Re: [Homestead] butternut ideas
Dehydrate...hadn't thought of that. Do you pre-treat them with anything
or just slice them on a mandolin and dry them? I wonder how grating
them would work...
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