|Dwarfed Blue Curled Kale dried and powdered its great to add to smoothies|
The dehydrator is running almost every day during this time of year. It's a great way to preserve fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Herbs I pick in the morning and rinse and pat dry. I put them in the dehydrator at the lowest setting. You can store them in ziploc bags or canning jars. I remove the leaves from the stems after they are dried.
The strawberries are sliced into a solution of water and lemon juice 4:1. You can also use lime juice or pineapple juice. Fruits I dry a 140 degrees. I rotates the trays throughout the process. When done they should still be pliable. Strawberries are only of my favorite snacks.
|Dried Strawberries are a favorite snack.|
|The finished product. It's best to take the fruit off trays right when you turn off the dehydrator to prevent sticking.|
|Store in an air tight container.|