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June 30, 2009
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I just got off work.  Going to go find some kind of salad to make to go with burgers.

June 30, 2009
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Suzanne said:

I'm heading out soon to pick up a free pig trough at a barn that's being cleaned out in Spencer.  MY LIFE IS SO EXCITING. Happy Flower

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You raise scrounging to an art form!  A free trough to feed the free pigs -- amazing!

June 30, 2009
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Off to the mid week farmers markets to stock up on organic fruit/veg and meat etc.

School hols here so have the kids home.

Re-pot my herb pot.

General housework.

Make a big pot of my tasty vegetarian curry to have with rice for tea.

Peruse your forum for a nice dessert to go with that.

Have a lovely day everyone!

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June 30, 2009
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Kimmie said:

Off to the mid week farmers markets to stock up on organic fruit/veg and meat etc.

School hols here so have the kids home.

Re-pot my herb pot.

General housework.

Make a big pot of my tasty vegetarian curry to have with rice for tea.

Peruse your forum for a nice dessert to go with that.

Have a lovely day everyone!

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Share the recipe for the curry?  I learned to love Indian food in England, and I miss it.  The only time we have it is when I cook.  Since we raise lamb we have lamb korma often (my favorite).  The vegetable curry would be a nice addition to my recipes.

June 30, 2009
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Sure darl, I will post it for you in the Just Recipes Section.

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June 30, 2009
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I'm working on dehydrating some strawberries......mom saw something on the food channel and has to have dried strawberries!!  it's some work!!  i think it may be my dehydrator, but it doesn't dry evenly, and you have to flip flop all around.........there's a few hours left to go i think.

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June 30, 2009
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Hmmm, Cindy.  You may want to research the drying of strawberries.  Seems that I remember from many moons ago that there are a couple of tricks to doing them.  (Or my sinus headache may be making that up.  Who knows...)  Not suggesting that I ever figured it out, was able to do other fruits & veggies, but don't remember ever having a successful strawberry drying experience.  Just can't remember whether they may have to be sliced, dipped in something, or what.

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June 30, 2009
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CindyP said:

I'm working on dehydrating some strawberries……mom saw something on the food channel and has to have dried strawberries!!  it's some work!!  i think it may be my dehydrator, but it doesn't dry evenly, and you have to flip flop all around………there's a few hours left to go i think.


I have a decent dehydrator and have successfully dried nearly everything except strawberries and apples and they both stay rather rubbery - never seeming to get completely dried.  I have not tried in a few summers though and have not researched.  You're the super sleuth Cindy so I know you will find the right answer!

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July 1, 2009
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CindyP said:

I'm working on dehydrating some strawberries……mom saw something on the food channel and has to have dried strawberries!!  it's some work!!  i think it may be my dehydrator, but it doesn't dry evenly, and you have to flip flop all around………there's a few hours left to go i think.


I bought an Excalibur dehydrator last year and it is the best investment I have made in a while. Strawberries come out dry enough to rattle.... one tip that was told to me and is great is buy an egg slicer ..... works great to slice a berry in one move. Also works for mushrooms. If you turn the berry slices after they begin to dry a bit, they won't stick like glue.

I have built a nice stash of dried food - my fav is sliced green onions, next would be spinach.

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July 1, 2009
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wvhomecanner said:

CindyP said:

I'm working on dehydrating some strawberries……mom saw something on the food channel and has to have dried strawberries!!  it's some work!!  i think it may be my dehydrator, but it doesn't dry evenly, and you have to flip flop all around………there's a few hours left to go i think.


I bought an Excalibur dehydrator last year and it is the best investment I have made in a while. Strawberries come out dry enough to rattle…. one tip that was told to me and is great is buy an egg slicer ….. works great to slice a berry in one move. Also works for mushrooms. If you turn the berry slices after they begin to dry a bit, they won't stick like glue.

I have built a nice stash of dried food - my fav is sliced green onions, next would be spinach.

Dede


Oh! an egg slicer!!  I have one......that would make things easier and more uniform.  And I did leave them dry for about 12 hours before I flipped, so yes many were glued to the rack and I had a heckuva time prying them up!  Thanks for the tips!

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

July 1, 2009
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I'm building up to going for a run. Its a holiday here in Canada today. I usually jog every 2-3 days but just don't feel like it today. Oh well, I'll be glad I went when I get out there. I'll cut the grass later, if its dry and I feel like it. Way too much rain here this year!

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July 1, 2009
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Exercising...and cleaning.  I want to get as much done before this weekend as I can...upstairs rooms can be closed off (company coming the following weekend).  I want to play this weekend...and it's time I exposed myself to the sun...gently...I have redhead skin...I can't be going to an island as white as I am...I'll sizzle, burn and turn into a crispy critter!

Why don't all of you come join me around the pool?

July 1, 2009
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CindyP said:

Oh! an egg slicer!!  I have one……that would make things easier and more uniform.  And I did leave them dry for about 12 hours before I flipped, so yes many were glued to the rack and I had a heckuva time prying them up!  Thanks for the tips!


Another tip I haven't used, but others swear by, is putting a tray of stuck-on dried food in the freezer for a bit which will make the food much easier to release from the tray. I have been fine with mine as long as I remember to flip stuff early in the process ........

One thing I was told the other day that I want to try - put some dried fruit in a jar with sweetener of your choice and cover with milk. Shake then refrigerate overnight. Creamy fruit treat waiting in the morning.

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July 1, 2009
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beeyourself said:

Exercising…and cleaning.  I want to get as much done before this weekend as I can…upstairs rooms can be closed off (company coming the following weekend).  I want to play this weekend…and it's time I exposed myself to the sun…gently…I have redhead skin…I can't be going to an island as white as I am…I'll sizzle, burn and turn into a crispy critter!

Why don't all of you come join me around the pool?


Oh, be careful with the sun!!  I thought I was getting some sun gently........nope, bright red!  I will have the "peel" affect for this weekend, yes beautiful! No

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wvhomecanner said:

One thing I was told the other day that I want to try - put some dried fruit in a jar with sweetener of your choice and cover with milk. Shake then refrigerate overnight. Creamy fruit treat waiting in the morning.

Dede


That sounds good!!  When this batch gets done, I'll try it to see if it works!

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July 1, 2009
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I am at work of course, but we are closed Friday.  I have been gathering stuff for one of my sisters, her church is having an auction, and yard sale for their building fund.  I have already filled 5 boxes of really good stuff.  How many sets of stone dinnerware does one family need, it's way too heavy.  My eldest manchild told us to give away all his kitchen stuff that has been packed away for 18 years.  I guess he will never move out of the apt we build for him and his brother.  It took me a good while to unpack and clean it up, sister told me not to, but I think they will get a little more if the stuff is clean.  And while going thru it, I decided to keep some of the Anchor casserole dishes.  But i will get rid of 3 sets of dishes, 3 sets of placemats & napkins, old curtains and I even put a lot of the costume jewelry that sister Linda had, post earrings that I will never wear.  Hey y'all I'm decluttering!!!

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July 1, 2009
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I'm proud of you Jeannie!!!   Shimmy

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And huge decluttering!!  Good for you!!

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beeyourself said:

Exercising…and cleaning.  I want to get as much done before this weekend as I can…upstairs rooms can be closed off (company coming the following weekend).  I want to play this weekend…and it's time I exposed myself to the sun…gently…I have redhead skin…I can't be going to an island as white as I am…I'll sizzle, burn and turn into a crispy critter!

Why don't all of you come join me around the pool?


Be there right after lunch!Sun

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GeorgiaZ said:

beeyourself said:

Exercising…and cleaning.  I want to get as much done before this weekend as I can…upstairs rooms can be closed off (company coming the following weekend).  I want to play this weekend…and it's time I exposed myself to the sun…gently…I have redhead skin…I can't be going to an island as white as I am…I'll sizzle, burn and turn into a crispy critter!

Why don't all of you come join me around the pool?


Be there right after lunch!Sun


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