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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Freeze Dried Dog and Cat Snacks
More and more people are feeding their pets freeze dried snacks. Dogs and cats both love the flavor and texture of freeze dried turkey, chicken and beef. Pet owners who have furry friends with skin allergies are turning to freeze dried meats and vegetables as source of limited ingredient treats. These snacks are so much better for your […]
5 Most Popular Foods to Forage
Wherever you live, it’s likely that the natural habitat around your home has plenty of wild-growing food just waiting for harvesting. Here are some foods easily forage: Flowers Pollen can sometimes detract from the taste of wildflowers, and may even trigger an allergic reaction in some people. Consider removing the pistils and stamens leaving only […]
How Much Energy Does Freeze-Drying Use?
Freeze drying four trays of food in a Harvest Right freeze dryer takes between 24 and 36 hours. You can freeze dry about 6-10 pounds of fresh food in each batch. One of the great benefits of freeze drying is that it can save you money by allowing you to buy food in bulk and preserve your […]
Drowned iPhone Saved By a Freeze Dryer!
Tom and Sharon Clark & their saved iPhone Yes, it does seem that you can truly freeze dry almost anything, and we recently heard a story that takes the cake. A few weeks ago, a Harvest Right employee (Dan) received a call from a neighbor (Sharon) who said that she and her husband (Tom) needed to […]