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Go Bananas!

Freeze-dried bananas are delicious by themselves, but can also make wonderful additions to oatmeal, granola, or ice cream. Add bananas to a smoothie or turn them into a powder to naturally flavor yogurt, frosting, muffin batter, and pancake mix. Since bananas have a short shelf life, it can be hard to use them before they […]

Freeze-dried Food in Space

Most likely, the first thing your average person thinks of if you mention freeze-dried food is astronaut ice cream. While in all likelihood freeze-dried ice cream never actually made it to space, NASA has extensively used the process of freeze drying to make space mission meals. The first meal ever eaten on the surface of the […]

MERGING FOOD PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES: FERMENTATION AND FREEZE DRYING

In the world of food preservation, there are many methods that are satisfactory. Freezing, drying, and canning have been around for many generations in some form or another, and have improved as new equipment has come available. Freezing is known for preserving flavors closest to fresh, and drying works wonders with many foods, allowing them […]

I ALWAYS FEEL LUCKY BECAUSE OF MY HARVEST RIGHT FREEZE DRYER

Isn’t it funny how everybody gets a brogue in March? Even my not-one-hair-on-his-head-is-Irish husband is talking about green beer. Of course, I get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit with food. My preparations for this March actually started last summer when I corned two whole briskets, pressure-cooked them in one of my large pressure canners, […]

THE BEST FOOD FOR AN EARTHQUAKE

The odds of an earthquake happening today is 100 percent. Though millions of people may never experience an earthquake, they are a very common occurrence on this planet. Today, somewhere on the Earth, an earthquake will occur. In fact, several million earthquakes occur annually, so, there will actually be thousands of earthquakes today. Fortunately, most […]