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Building a Nutritional Safety Net

For the last few years there have been regular events and news headlines that cause us to wonder if life as we know it is all that stable. We watched as the seemingly impossible unfolded on 9/11, then again with Hurricane Katrina and again with Hurricane Sandy. These are examples of how, in very short

By | January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Saving Thanksgiving Dinner

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

By | November 21st, 2016|4 Comments

Freeze Dried Green Smoothie Mix

Some days there's nothing better than a quick, healthy smoothie for lunch, breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. Around here we love the kale-broccoli-pineapple mixture, so we decided to freeze dry it for even faster smoothies. Just chop kale, broccoli and pineapple into bite-size pieces and place on trays. You can freeze dry all of these ingredients

By | June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Make Ahead Freeze Dried Party Food

Everyone loves a good party, but if you're the host, preparing the food can wear you out before your guests arrive. Freeze drying party food ahead of time is a great way to throw a memorable gathering - that you'll actually have the energy to enjoy. You can freeze dry food far in advance and

By | May 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Packing Light: Freeze-Dried Food for Road Trips

It's time to start planning those summer vacations, and one of the best ways to relax and enjoy an adventure is with the good old American Road Trip. Whether you're in a fancy RV, a retro pop-up camper or you've just got a car, a hammock and a dream, packing for road trips requires a careful

By | May 9th, 2016|1 Comment

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

By | May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze Drying vs. Canning

Until now, canning food has been one of the best methods of home food preservation available. There are problems with canning, however, including a high risk of spoilage, short shelf life, reduced nutritional value, limited variety as well as a labor intensive process (that can also be dangerous if proper procedures aren't followed). Freeze drying

By | October 28th, 2015|4 Comments

How Big is a Freeze Dryer?

In-home freeze dryers have been called "the microwaves of the future." So just how big are these fantastic new appliances compared to microwaves - and will they fit in your kitchen? Freeze dryers are quite compact! Dimensions: are 30” tall x 20” wide x 25” deep. They use a standard 110 volt outlet, so you

By | October 7th, 2015|0 Comments