What are you dehydrating?

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Brambles » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:14 pm

The Spinach took four hours to dehydrate from very wet. I've rehydrated a bit and there's no difference between it and fresh cooked. I call that a win :D
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by jansman » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:46 pm

Brambles wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:14 pm
The Spinach took four hours to dehydrate from very wet. I've rehydrated a bit and there's no difference between it and fresh cooked. I call that a win :D
So you wilted it first? Full leaves?

I grow a lot of spinach,this could work.
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Brambles » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:17 am

jansman wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Brambles wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:14 pm
The Spinach took four hours to dehydrate from very wet. I've rehydrated a bit and there's no difference between it and fresh cooked. I call that a win :D
So you wilted it first? Full leaves?

I grow a lot of spinach,this could work.
Yep, wilted the leaves whole, squeezed out a lot of the water and then separated out the ball of leaves and laid it out on the trays, I didn't get too precious about it, but tried to make sure there wasn't too much stuck together.
The reason I tried is that I find frozen spinach suffers from freezer burn quite quickly so I thought I'd give dehydrating a go.
This is a 260g bag of fresh spinach. :)
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by ukpreppergrrl » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:42 am

Brambles wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:14 pm
The Spinach took four hours to dehydrate from very wet. I've rehydrated a bit and there's no difference between it and fresh cooked. I call that a win :D
Oooh!! Love spinach but it doesn't agree with me so I grow and eat chard which doesn't have the same effect. I'm guessing it should work with chard to... :D

Edit: a google implies chard is frequently dehydrated, mostly then pulverised into powder, but as I like to use in wilted in a Chinese garlic sauce, chopped into 4" bits like this website does seems perfect! Definitely going to give this a try! https://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com ... iss-chard/
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by jansman » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:46 pm

Excellent Brambles,thanks. I am on it!
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Deeps » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:02 pm

Bolognese at the moment, to be vacc sealed and used for hill walking. I keep meaning to start harvesting nettles to give them a go even if its just to break them down to throw into soups and the like.

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by jansman » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:40 pm

Come on then Deeps,tell me how to dry onions! :mrgreen:
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Plymtom » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:58 pm

I'm doing some mushrooms and peppers tonight, the mushrooms don't smell to good dehydrating :(
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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Deeps » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:15 pm

jansman wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:40 pm
Come on then Deeps,tell me how to dry onions! :mrgreen:
Posted it on the onion thread mate,

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Sorry, saw your post there first. They're quite forgiving, I put them on top of each other as I break them up anyway. Like most things, keep the temp as low as you can otherwise you can end up burning bits of them. I've not tried keeping them as rings but you'd need to space them out better than my usual approach of cutting them into 'bits'.

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Re: What are you dehydrating?

Post by Deeps » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:16 pm

Plymtom wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:58 pm
I'm doing some mushrooms and peppers tonight, the mushrooms don't smell to good dehydrating :(
They'll smell better than onions mate, that's something to bear in mind when doing onions, garlic and the like, definitely better doing it in the garage.

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