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Freeze Drying Pineapple

We’ve been writing about preserving seasonal foods that grow locally, but if you live in the United States there are some tasty treats that have to come from somewhere else. Like pineapple. Pineapple is an amazing food. Pineapple isn’t just tasty, it contains Bromelain, a powerful digestive enzyme that helps break down protein. It’s a […]

Freeze Drying Apples

Apple harvesting season is near and it seems apple-infused recipes are only second to pumpkin spice infused recipes. It used to be that in order to make apples last through the winter, they had to be stored in a cool, dark, dry place for several weeks. Root cellars were dug under houses just for that […]

Emergency Preparedness: Have a Plan

September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each one has lasting effects, both to people and property. The following was published in regard to the three major hurricanes that were hitting the U.S. coasts, one right after the other: What can you do? Have a plan. Regardless of whether […]

Freeze Drying Zucchini

Zucchini is one of those wonderful vegetables that is easy to grow, and grow plenty of. It has a fairly bland flavor, which makes it the perfect vegetable to sneak into recipes that range from bread and muffins to soups, stews, and scrambles. Nutritionally, zucchini is a good source of protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, […]

Freeze Drying for Hurricane Season

We have lots of customers in hurricane country and they’ve given us insight into some problems associated with traditional hurricane preparedness scenarios: Canned food is heavy and bulky. Space in the evacuation vehicle becomes high value real estate after you add kids, pet kennels, suitcases, and necessities. Canned food is limited in selection. People who […]

Freeze Drying Grapes

Grapes are nearing their peak right now and they’re never better than when harvested in the last days of summer. You may find bulk sales in the grocery store right now, or you may find the sweetest, juiciest bunches at your local farmer’s market. Freeze drying grapes is so easy, and they are versatile and […]

Freeze-dried and Rehydrated Pulled Pork

Greg at Ballistic BBQ has done it again. In May we shared Greg’s video of freeze drying raw ground beef, chiles, cheese, and onion rings. Then he rehydrated the ingredients to make his New Mexico inspired cheeseburger. Yum! You can see that post, here. This time, Greg’s doing pulled pork. He took pork shoulder, some […]

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – It’s Never Too Late to Celebrate

August 2nd of every year is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Did you miss it? Don’t worry, this is one holiday you can enjoy all year. Freeze dried ice cream sandwiches are probably everyone’s favorite treat when they start experimenting with their Harvest Right home freeze dryer. Whether you choose a full-fat brand or a […]

August is National Simplify Your Life Month

August is National Simplify Your Life Month. Doesn’t that sound nice? Preparing meals and stretching a food budget can take up a considerable amount of time and energy. Having a Harvest Right home freeze dryer can drastically reduce the amount of time and energy you spend in the kitchen. (It can also save you hundreds […]

A Healthier Chip Option

Potato chip cravings don’t mess around. What to do? Easy. Skip the greasy bag of chips and make your own batch from real veggies—and little else. We love freeze dried veggie chips because they don’t need refrigeration, there are no preservatives, and you can avoid allergens. Freeze dried veggies have a powerful flavor. They’re the perfect crunchy […]