Seems like springtime and we’re all rushing around planting buying flowers seeds and springy items! But now is the time to think of Fall also. Like what did you plant that maybe didn’t do well or what you would like to try this year.
In the Fall were all harvesting and canning, dehydrating or freezing our good so by thinking of what you want this fall to put up we have to plan for it! Like buying jars, seal bags, freezer bags and don’t forget to check your dehydrator that it still functions! I’m not the only one thinking Fall I noticed all the stores had their canning supplies out so check out your jar supplies and tools you need to do it.
For those of you who never dehydrated I will share a few recipes for you!
1). Dehydrating Jalapeños: First Gather them up wash in cool water , Then Alice them leaving them whole seeds and all you will have a circle , I slice mine about 1/4-1/2 inch thick .
Then arrange them flat on each tray of you dehydrator and use the clear trays so the seed don’t fall into the motor.
I set the heat on med/high and it takes about 2-3 days for mine, then I bag them in a sealer or place in jars being sure they are dry! That’s it! Great for chili or tacos in the winter!
2). Dehydrating Tomatoes, I pick around 2 pounds and rinse them well and slice thin, thin I say and lay the slices flat on the clear tray because they will stick awful to the screen trays!
These take about 2-4 days depending how you sliced them.
Once totally dry I grind mine up with a stone pestle till fine then put into small jar. The powder can be reconstituted with a little water if you want paste or I just dump some into soups and stews, taco meat, roast, about where ever you want some tomato flavor!! Not as much bulk at all and great for small spaces like me!! So that’s it just plan ahead to prepare! Enjoy!