More dehydrating. This time Kiwifruit - both green and gold, skins on (I eat them with skins on so why not dehydrate them with skins on). Can't wait to try them!
Saturday, June 18, 2016
The first time I tried dehydrating apples I cut them into wedges and cut the core out. Its time consuming but the main thing was that the thickness is uneven so dehydrates unevenly.
Since then I've tried cutting them as chips from top to bottom (see pix). Good result. There's a pic there as well of prep for Apple sauce.
So getting a good amount of fruit preserved here but still plenty more fruit in the bags!
Thursday, June 9, 2016
This pic is from a while ago now but it's from a garden we had planted a lot of root vegetables in. We got a lot of roast meals out of this plot and I was amazed with how much food came from such a small area. Good inspiration to get another one on the way!
Another good haul of central Otago rabbits. I saw wild game rabbit meat in common scene organics for $45 /kg so that makes this little session definitely worth the effort.
Rabbit can turn out a bit dry so I cook mine on low heat in a covered casserole dish with lots of vegetables - onions, garlic and any root vegetables. Even with a can of tomatoes. Two hours in the oven and you'll have very tender rabbit that is nice and juicy.
I was under the illusion that I could harvest all the apples off this tree. But after filling three large bags the tree still looked like this! I've been dehydrating the extra fruit this year and it's a great way to go. You can us the product for all sorts of things - porridge, salads, or just snacks. But if I'm going to harvest this whole tree it's going to take a major effort to get the fruit processed. Let's see how the first lot goes.