Last year I got a dehydrator which I’ve been using mostly for deer jerky, apple slices and dried banana slices.
This year I’ve been experimenting. Since the David’s Tea Craze I have been drinking loose tea and I decided this past week to make my own tea! I dehydrated little diced lemon peel, grapefruit peel, apple peel, apple pieces, wild rose petals and raspberry leaves. I also added the little amount of black tea I had left. While I haven’t tried it yet – too hot for tea! It smells DELISH!
Today I am dehydrating wild mint leaves and a plant that I’ve been told can be used in teas to act as a cold medication. Soon I will be picking more rose petals and making jelly as well as flavoured vinegar. I will be drying Dill, chives, basil, lavender and various other herbs. I will also need to harvest what is left of the spinach that has gone to seed and freeze it.