Summer Parties Made Easier

Summer is the season of burgers on the grill, corn fresh off the cob, spicy homemade salsa, creamy potato salad, and tangy lemonade. If you have a home freeze dryer, everyone's favorite party foods are easy to make ahead, and save for later if you make a little too much. Freeze Drying Fresh Ground Hamburger

By | June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Getting to Know Types of Freeze Dried Food

Most foods can be freeze dried, and many taste delicious even without being rehydrated. Each food group is unique, and with a few tips you'll be freeze drying all your favorite foods and staples like a pro. Freeze Drying Meat   Freeze dried meat is revolutionary. Meat is easy to freeze dry, easy to rehydrate,

By | May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Dave Update

On April 13th Dave Nelson began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in Springer Mountain, Georgia and will end in Maine. He’ll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. Meet Dave and see what's in his pack here. Were you following Dave's journey on the

By | May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Dave Update Days 7 – 10

On April 13th Dave Nelson began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in the Springer Mountains of Georgia and will end in Maine. He’ll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. Meet Dave and see what's in his pack here. Day 7: Left Dicks Creek

By | May 1st, 2017|2 Comments

Freeze Drying Easter Leftovers

Ham, spring vegetables and cream pies are the traditional staples of Easter dinner. If you're like most enthusiastic holiday cooks, you've made enough for an army. If you have a home freeze dryer, all that extra food can actually serve you well in the days ahead. Yes, you can even freeze dry the pie. Freeze

By | April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Have You Taken the Test?

This month we're talking about good nutrition and better health. March 24th is American Diabetes Alert Day, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is encouraging everyone to take their quick online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The test takes about 60 seconds to complete. It's important because 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the majority

By | March 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Celebrate National Meatball Day the Healthy Way

Well what do you know? National Meatball Day falls right in the middle of National Nutrition Month. And who doesn't love meatballs? Meatballs done the old school way can be full of fat, salt and sugar. However, meatballs done right are high in protein, full of flavor, and can be part of a healthy diet.

By | March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Rehydrating Freeze Dried Full Meals, Breads and Cakes

Harvest Right freeze dryers make it easy to freeze dry full meals, even in one cycle. You can place different foods on separate trays (or on the same tray) and there won't be any flavor transference (foods with strong flavors/scents such as onions, garlic, and jalapeños may have some flavor transfer and may be an exception

By | December 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Rehydrating Freeze Dried Dairy

Freeze-dried dairy products are some of the most versatile ingredients you can have in your pantry. Dairy is not only easy to freeze dry, it's easy to rehydrate and use in recipes. For example, yogurt is high in protein, so adding it to your breakfast oatmeal adds to the nutritional content. Yogurt drops are a

By | December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze Drying and Re-hydrating Crunchy Vegetables

It's the end of the final harvest time for many gardeners around the country. Cooling temperatures and more rain give vegetable plants a boost, so you're likely to end up with more than you can handle. Traditionally, gardeners would either can or freeze their surplus for use in winter. However, those two methods tend to do

By | October 25th, 2016|2 Comments