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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 […]

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 ice […]

Using Your Freeze Dryer to Make Holiday Meals Easier

Big Christmas meals and a plethora of holiday potlucks can leave even the most ardent cooks wiped out by New Year’s Eve. The key to enjoying your holidays, including some well-deserved rest, is to get ahead of the game in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. With a Harvest Right home freeze dryer you can […]

Tips for Packing Freeze-Dried School Lunches

Packing a lunch for school can save money, give you greater control over what your kids are eating, and can help you manage food allergies. Young kids can’t easily rehydrate food without hot water, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your home freeze dryer to work for school lunches. Older kids may have access […]

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, timed perfectly to rain on your holiday goody parade, right? Actually, the diabetic eating guidelines are one of the healthiest and easiest eating plans you can follow, even if you don’t have diabetes. All you have to do is eat small, healthy meals regularly throughout the day. Nearly 30 […]

National Stuffing Day

November 21st is National Stuffing Day, and just in time for Thanksgiving festivities. Stuffing is only second to chili in the competition for who has the best recipe. With plenty of regional influences on ingredients, stuffing can be a fun culinary experiment. Stuffing can also be freeze dried and easily rehydrated. Just spread a layer […]

World Kindness Day

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. – Henry Van Dyke November 13th is World Kindness Day, and it’s a day we think worth celebrating and observing every month. We’ve written before about using your home freeze dryer […]

Raise Your Hand if You’re Celebrating National Pizza Month!

It’s everyone’s favorite month! No, not December. It’s National Pizza Month! Here are some fun facts: Americans eat 3 billion pizzas every year Kids between the ages of 3 and 11 say it’s their favorite food Pepperoni is the preferred topping, with 251,770,000 pounds crowning pizzas every year, however…. People report loving unusual toppings on […]