Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Remember all those green tomatoes I picked in October before the first frost?
Well, slowly (very slowly!), the tomatoes have ripened over the past few weeks. I've kept them stored in a couple wicker baskets. Once a week, I pick out the ripe tomatoes and either freeze them whole (after boiling the peels off) or cut them up for the dehydrator.
I bought this dehydrator as a birthday present for my husband a few years back, not knowing if we would actually use it that much. But we use it all the time -- and all year round. When we're not drying tomatoes, we're drying pears, carrots, apples and herbs, just to name a few.
My husband likes to add the dried tomatoes and carrots in pasta dishes. He calls it his own version of hamburger helper :)
I love the mix of yellow and red dehydrated tomatoes in the mix. My husband has already requested that I grow the "Orange Blossom" tomatoes again next year. One plant yielded a lot of yellow (insect-free) fruit.
Do you have a dehydrator at home? What have you tried to dry in it?