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Getting the Most From Your Tomato Plants

Although technically a fruit, most people think of the tomato as a vegetable. Tomatoes are a very common plant found in most home gardens. They are easy to grow and usually provide an abundant harvest. The average yield of each tomato plant, however, varies depending on plant type, care, and garden location. The typical

By | 2018-06-27T08:29:20+00:00 June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

The Health Benefit of Smoothies

Smoothies taste great, are good for your health, and are best when they are made with nutrient dense ingredients. When made with natural, all real ingredients, like fruits and vegetables, they are a wonderful option for a meal or healthy snack. Drinking a smoothie for breakfast helps get you hydrated for the day, something that

By | 2018-06-22T16:29:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

6 Health Benefits from Eating Avocados

If you would like to lose weight, have strong bones, get sick less often, improve your skin, and lower your risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease, you should eat more avocados. These are just a few of the amazing health benefits of avocados: Teeth & Bones Avocados are rich in phosphorous, magnesium and

By | 2018-05-31T09:28:54+00:00 May 31st, 2018|2 Comments

Freeze Dried Bird Food

If you have pet birds, you may already be feeding them a homemade mixture of food known as "chop". Chop is a mixture of vegetables, cooked grains and legumes, and dry ingredients such as seed or dried fruit. Birds like the variety and they like to pick through, trying new foods and finding old

By | 2018-05-30T10:34:52+00:00 May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Freeze Dried….Bible?

"Help! I am receiving a Bible that is wet after a house fire. Has anyone had experience in FD books to salvage them? Do you pre freeze with it open? Put it on center tray? Do you need other items on other trays?" This was a post in a Facebook group in January of

By | 2018-05-24T10:17:10+00:00 May 24th, 2018|1 Comment

Tips to Make Your Backpack Lighter

The easiest way to absolutely hate a hiking trip is by having a heavy backpack. Lots of factors go into determining what a pack should weigh, but there are some general guidelines that hikers can follow: A loaded backpacking pack should not weigh more than about 20 percent of your body weight A loaded

By | 2018-05-22T09:11:07+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Did Astronauts Really Eat Freeze-Dried Ice Cream?

When talking about freeze-dried food with someone, it usually isn’t very long before a question about freeze-dried ice cream comes up. Any space-loving kid can tell you the reason everyone has heard of freeze-dried ice cream is because astronauts love to eat it. Also known as astronaut ice cream or space ice cream, freeze-dried

By | 2018-05-16T10:06:43+00:00 May 16th, 2018|4 Comments

Stop Food Waste

Celebrate ‘Stop Food Waste’ Day by Learning the Best Way to Store Fruits and Vegetables This year April 27 is “Stop Food Waste” day. Studies show that 43% of wasted food in the United States comes from households. By making small shifts in how you shop, prepare, store, and preserve food, you can toss

By | 2018-04-27T09:12:25+00:00 April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

We Ate Like Kings!

This story was taken from Facebook (with permission) from one of our customers, Carol A., in Utah. I've had a very busy summer spent mostly dry camping (no hookups) ... I got our freeze dryer at Christmas (2016) and ran it almost 24-7 until summer started. I purposely focused on one-dish meals for our

By | 2018-04-26T14:02:21+00:00 April 26th, 2018|0 Comments