Good thing I bought a dehydrator! It's a Nesco 400 watt with five trays, but I got two additional trays, and two fruit roll-up sheets. I used to have a Ronco dehydrator, but got rid of it when we moved here. Too bad. Or maybe a good thing, as this is newer, nicer, and is supposed to be faster. We like apple chips that are tossed with sugar and cinnamon before drying. But, the first use will be tomatoes! I don't currently use dried tomatoes, but I will!
There is a definite winner in the cherry tomato category, based on taste and production. Sungold is by far the best tasting cherry tomato. Super Sweet is not sweet compared to Sungold! The plant this year is like last year's, rather spindly, but covered with fruits.
|Sungold Cherry Tomato|
The lemon cucs are providing plenty! Three or four per day, which is fine, as my daughter and I love them.
Another surprise from the compost heap were garlic! I know I weeded dozens of tiny garlic plants out of the asparagus beds, but I had no idea they would grow and produce big bulbs! I have them drying. The dog in the photo is Edward, the Golden Doodle. He has an obsession with licking everything new. My youngest son calls it his "lick-a-dick-diction." Library books, shoes, plates of food, anything he hasn't licked before undergoes his welcome! Edward's a sweet ol' guy (only four), but, no, he still can't be in the room with the kitten.
To be continued...
|Garlic and Edward|