On April 13th Dave Nelson began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in the Springer Mountains of Georgia and will end in Maine. He’ll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. See our introduction to Dave and see his packing list here. We're happy to
Meet Dave Nelson, world traveler. On April 13th Dave began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in the Springer Mountains of Georgia and will end in Maine. He'll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. Dave is 36 years old and lives in Salt Lake
It's been an early spring for many parts of the country and gardeners everywhere are getting their plots ready. We like to think that home freeze dryers and gardens go together like peas and carrots; when you have a home freeze dryer you can easily preserve your entire harvest, and even plant more food and
This month we're talking about good nutrition and better health. March 24th is American Diabetes Alert Day, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is encouraging everyone to take their quick online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The test takes about 60 seconds to complete. It's important because 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the majority
Well what do you know? National Meatball Day falls right in the middle of National Nutrition Month. And who doesn't love meatballs? Meatballs done the old school way can be full of fat, salt and sugar. However, meatballs done right are high in protein, full of flavor, and can be part of a healthy diet.
March is National Nutrition Month, and it's right on time. Every January most of us make a resolution to eat healthier, and we even do better for awhile. However, study after study shows that dieting doesn't work for most people. In fact, dieting can slow the metabolism, increase stress, and lead to more weight gain.
Lately we've been experimenting with adding powdered fruits to recipes for an added flavor boost. You can also add powdered ingredients to desserts for another layer of flavor and texture. For example, freeze-dried marshmallows are fun to eat alone, but they also add a creamy sweetness to melted chocolate or a crunchy texture to your
The holidays are upon us. Does December seem to fly by without the opportunity for things that are most important: spending time with those closest to you, taking time for yourself: time to relax and enjoy the lights and music of the season, and doing kind deeds for others? We think those things should be
Did you, like many of us, make or buy too many pies for Thanksgiving? Have you eaten and sampled and re-eaten until you don’t want to eat that pie again for another year? Well, before you toss them out, how about freeze drying some of those leftover desserts? We simply took the extra pies: razzleberry,
This week is Thanksgiving and it seems almost everyone will be making so many of the delicious foods they love to eat. But, sometimes there's so much food leftover from Thanksgiving dinner that it would require the local National Guard to polish it off. However, if you have a freeze dryer, you can save all