Friday, March 6, 2015
Sleeping It Off and Dehydrating Apples
The raspberries are still not dehydrated. So, 24 hours is too long for me to wait. I am going to put them into some yogurt, let them sit, and eat later. They have a different look and feel when compared to other dehydrated food. The outside appears exactly the same on most of them. However, the little round lobes on raspberry are empty and papery, but not shrunken. The insides of the lobes are empty but look full. Strange. It seems all the flavor is concentrated on the side touching the mesh, like it pooled there as it left the upper lobes. Only a few actually "melted." These dehydrated ones might make delicious powder for raspberry tea. Maybe I can put a few dehydrated ones in cereal and see how I like that.
No, I am not drinking and sleeping it off. But, I have gotten rid of the fever. My throat is still a bit sore. I started getting ill when I slept in the too-warm apartment last weekend. I cannot sleep in a warm room without becoming ill!
Apples are on sale for $0.99/lb. this week. I eat Red Delicious. What apple would be best to dehydrate for eating out of hand or putting in pies or cakes when rehydrated?
My very first daffodil bloomed in February and survived snow and ice. I forgot to cover the tulips and forgot to look and see how they fared. But, if they were covered with snow and ice, I suppose they did not get too cold.
What kind of apples are best for pies? Do you have flowers blooming yet?