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Go Ahead, Plant a Big Garden

Garden planning usually starts in the darkest days of winter when you can’t wait for sunshine, warm air and a chance to spend a morning or afternoon outside. There’s something particularly optimistic about January and February garden planning. The plant list begins to grow, you order a few extra interesting seed packets and start eyeballing […]

New Home Freeze-Drying Infographic

We have a wonderful new infographic for you. This quick guide will show you why you should freeze dry, how freeze drying food can help you find better health, reduce food waste and save money, and what kinds of foods you can freeze dry. You’ll also learn how freeze drying works. This is a great […]

Freeze-dried Ham Dinner

Freeze Drying and Rehydrating a Ham Dinner One of the things the home freeze-drying community is talking about is how simple it is to freeze dry and quickly rehydrate entire meals. This comes in handy in a true emergency, such as a power-outage or storm, and in life’s small emergencies, like when your child announces […]

Freeze-Dried Turkey Dinner Video

Freeze Drying and Rehydrating a Turkey Dinner Recently we made a short video to illustrate just how easy it is to freeze dry and rehydrate entire meals. In this video we’re freeze drying sliced turkey breast, gravy, corn and green beans – all in one run. We also prepared mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing in […]

Tips to Freeze-Dry Like a Pro

No matter what food you decide to freeze dry, there are some techniques that will make sure your food comes out exactly the way you want. Follow these tips to produce pretty, flavorful, and healthy freeze-dried snacks. Cut fruits and vegetables into evenly sized portions. If you plan to eat individual pieces one at a […]

Freeze Drying Cranberries for Holiday Use…and Beyond

Cranberries are a big part of holiday treats and feasts, and there are plenty of fun uses for freeze dried cranberries in your festive culinary endeavors. Sara Wells of the fantastic food blog Our Best Bites passed along how one company is now using freeze dried cranberries in chocolate bars: My favorite brand of chocolate always comes out […]

Freeze Drying Protein

Freeze drying protein is so important for several reasons, the first one being that in an emergency you can’t live on freeze dried pudding drops, as much fun as that would be. Freeze drying protein also allows you to take advantage of bulk sales and co-op meat shares without worrying about freezer burn. Freeze drying […]