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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, […]

PETS LOVE THE HARVEST RIGHT FREEZE DRYER

Humans aren’t the only ones who benefit from the qualities of freeze-dried food. Many commercially available pet foods can easily be duplicated, with higher quality food at a much lower price. While most of us buy our freeze dryers to take care of our human needs, we find that our pets also benefit for the […]

Cheese Lovers, Unite!

January 20th is Cheese Lover’s Day. Now, seriously, is there anything better than cheese? Is there any other food that is so integrated into the American lifestyle?  Nearly every type of cheese is a candidate for freeze drying. Shredded cheese is light as a feather, easy to rehydrate with a mist bottle, and incorporates into […]

Those Pesky New Year Resolutions

It’s that time again. Our social media feeds are full of advertisements for this or that product, gym, gear, or supplement. Everybody wants to capitalize on the millions of people who start every year with a new resolve to be healthy. Yet, studies show that by February, 70% of those people will have abandoned their […]