Dehydrating Fruits & Vegies
I have the best friends! I came home one night recently to a LARGE box of fruit – oranges, apples, pears, grapefruit from a friend. “Just because <3″ was written on the box! This act of kindness surely represents the permaculture ethics – care for people, care of earth and share the abundance!
We have started eating these sweet things but I am thinking we won’t make it through the entire box while the fruit is in its prime. I may dehydrate the apples and juice the grapefruit and oranges to stretch the pleasure out a little longer!
I started to make a smoothie with the odds and ends in my frig – a beet, some grapes starting to get wrinkly, an apple, some cranberries. After I blended them I thought “this would make great fruit leather” so I poured it into the tray on my dehydrator and voila! Several hours later - fruit leather – a yummy snack!
What do you do with an abundance of fruits or vegetables? Are you planning to preserve and produce this year?