Workshop Wednesday⁠—Pressure canner rebuild

In addition to the massive amounts of dehydrating I’ve done over the years I also do some home canning. Since moving home after my mom passed last year I’ve been trying to make use of her dream kitchen that she designed specifically to make canning easier and more efficient. There’s a huge island, five burner…

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Dehydrating food: Mushrooms

I had some stew beef that I canned last winter that I wanted to use up, so on the way home from work yesterday I stopped and got a few things to make beef stroganoff. My local grocer had several packs of sliced shiitake mushrooms on sale for stupid cheap. Thankfully I have my dehydrator…

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Drying food: Banana “jerky”

Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t like raw bananas. Put them in bread and you’re on. I also don’t like the fried-then-dried ones from the store. Then I found the dried mini bananas at Trader Joe’s. The only problem is the price. So I figured out my own version of…

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