Dried Peaches

One of my goals this year was to dehydrate a box of peaches. Given the size of our food dehydrator, we were able to dehydrate several boxes of peaches. I store my dried fruit in 1/2 gallon mason jars and use the FoodSaver wide-mouth jar sealer to remove all the air from the jars. It’s … More Dried Peaches

Tomatoes, Canning Whole

For the past several years, I have been canning whole tomatoes for when winter rolls around and I’m craving tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches or stew. Canning tomatoes is easy, super easy and the tomatoes taste way better than anything you get from the store. We get our Roma tomatoes from Chavez Farms and … More Tomatoes, Canning Whole

Dried Apricots

I have a 10-tray food dehydrator so I was able to really load it up with fruit, 25 pounds to be exact. After grabbing a bushel of apricots from a family in Riverdale for $25 / bushel, I made jam and dried some apricots. Here’s the lovely recipe for homemade dried apricots.

Rhubarb Pie Filling

After moving this summer and no longer have immediate access to large freezers, I had to think of a solution for all this wonderful rhubarb I have. I’ve canned apple, cherry, and peach pie filling, so I thought maybe I could can rhubarb pie filling too. My rhubarb crisp is essentially a pie filling, so … More Rhubarb Pie Filling

Dehydrated Oranges

I got a dehydrator for Christmas and have found myself in heaven. Naturally, we all think of drying apples, but did you know that one of the best things to dry is oranges? You just wash and slice your oranges. You don’t need to peel them as the rind sweetens as it drys. In the … More Dehydrated Oranges