Freeze Drying Food and Snacks for Your Pets

If you've got pets, having a home freeze dryer can help keep them well-fed and healthy, and can save you money. Recently we wrote about how to use your freeze dryer to make your own pet food, and so many of you responded that we thought we'd share more tips for using a freeze dryer

By | April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Easter Gifts to Freeze Dry

Easter is just around the corner and many of us have baskets to fill, eggs to hide, and celebrations to plan. Whether you're hiding just a few eggs for a little one or planning a big dinner for dozens, you can put your freeze dryer to work. Here are two fun ways to use the

By | April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Adding Powdered Freeze Dried Fruit to Pancakes

                    Freeze-dried fruit is so versatile. It's delicious on its own, but crush it into a powder and it becomes a magic ingredient in recipes. One of our favorite ways to use powdered fruit is in pancakes. It turns the batter a fun shade of pink -

By | February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Cooking for One

If you're a one person household, cooking can be tricky. While other shoppers get excited about economies of scale, and grocery stores aim to sell family-sized packages and bundles of everything, single cooks are in a never-ending battle with food (and money) waste. The game changes, however, when you have a home freeze dryer. With

By | January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Dried Flowers for Holiday Centerpieces and Gifts

Did you know you can freeze dry flowers? It's true! Freeze dried flowers hold their color, shape and texture, making freeze drying the perfect application for preserving special occasion flowers, like flowers from a bridal bouquet. However, sending bouquets to a commercial freeze drying operation can cost hundreds of dollars. When you have your own

By | November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

What Are You Feeding Your Dog?

We've had such a great response to our conversations about freeze drying pet food that we've asked our friends at Breeder Retriever to be our guest bloggers today: When you pour dog chow into your pet's bowl, do you wonder what's really in those little brown pellets? Processed dog food from big-name brands can contain

By | August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze Dried Quick Meal: Salmon with Pesto

Salmon with pesto sauce is one of the best things you can make for a nice, Sunday dinner and then easily freeze dry leftovers for your next camping trip or for use during an emergency. Salmon is so good for you - it's high in omega-3 fatty acids. Pesto sauce is made from basil, pine nuts,

By | July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Bread

There are so many good reasons to freeze dry bread. If you don't have a large family, that loaf of bread will probably go bad before you can finish it. Or, you buy a delicious loaf of fresh French bread but you don't need to eat it all - even though you really want to.

By | July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze-Dried Garden Seeds

Recently, the head engineer at Harvest Right wondered what would happen if he freeze-dried seeds. Would they germinate? He freeze dried 10 different types of vegetable seeds, started them under grow lights inside his home, then transplanted them in a Garden Right geodesic dome greenhouse. It worked! Every single one of the seeds germinated – but

By | May 16th, 2016|2 Comments

Freeze Dried Dog and Cat Food

As skin allergies reach weirdly epidemic proportions in the pet population, many owners have been forced to start making their own dog and cat food. Some have turned to making their own pet food because they like sourcing local ingredients, having a way to use leftovers, and having the peace of mind that they know exactly

By | April 18th, 2016|3 Comments