Dehydration – your friend

My lovely wife is currently away in Sydney, huffing and puffing with thousands of others in the City to Surf.  What she doesn’t know yet, is that while she is away I have been playing with the food dehydrator, as soon as she finishes her race and checks her phone she will know as she is my only subscriber.

Anyhow on the information before the blood shed.

I rummaged around the fridge and came up with some veggies that I would eat on a long bike tour, namely capsicums, carrots, onion, mushroom (maybe) and peas for now, I didn’t fancy dehydrated celery, broccoli or cucumber.

Prior to sucking the moisture out of them, here are their starting and finishing weights:

Carrot start at 107g, ended up at 12g

Mushroom 30g, 3g

Capsicum 154g, 13g

Onion 182g, 18g

Peas 88g, 17g

Not only do I save weight but more importantly I save space: As always here are some pictures:

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Lessons learnt,

(1) chop up the onion, mushroom and carrot even smaller.

(2) Use the solid sheets for smaller items to stop them falling through the trays when they are drying.

(3) Use your wife’s dehydrator when she is away.