My friend Anne told me last summer that if I was going to invest in a good food dehydrator, to get an Excalibur Food Dehydrator because they were the best!
Much to my loudly squealing delight, a few weeks ago Cultures for Health sent me a Excalibur Food Dehydrator free of charge, in exchange for telling you all about it here on my blog! Wow, wow, wow. I love every package delivered to my door, but this big ol’ box may have made me jump a just little higher (poor UPS man).
My husband and I are having such a fun time giving our Excalibur Food Dehydrator a work-out! This is the perfect time of year for us to give the dehydrator a whirl as we have all kinds of fresh produce needing to be preserved.
See the pretty peach fruit leather?
Matt cut up a bunch of our red jalapeno peppers and dehydrated them. Here they are before they went into the dehydrator…
And then just a few hours later…
We then ground them up to put on pizza and in chili. SO easy!!
Beyond fruits and vegetables, I’ve used the dehydrator to quickly dry homemade pasta! Note to self: Don’t cut the pasta too short when planning to put it in your dehydrator. Or, for Pete’s sake, make good use of your Paraflex Sheets!
The noodles still turned out great even if they were “bent out of shape”. I’ll be sharing the recipe soon!
Our dehydrator has five drying trays, which makes it possible to preserve a lot of food all at one time. LOVE that! The best part about anExcalibur Food Dehydrator is that all of the food drys evenly so that we don’t have to rotate the trays or be frustrated because one is done and the others aren’t yet. Oh, and if we only need two trays at once, we only put two trays in. There are several different “heat settings” so that you can keep some of your food raw if you want or even make yogurt!
I’m sure you’d enjoy looking over the Cultures for Health site. They have wonderful products to make cultured dairy products and cheese and sprouted grain and more…not to mention the awesome Excalibur Food Dehydrator!!