September 16, 2012

Drying Tomatoes Today

I appreciate what brings autumn, drying tomatoes today at last moment.
If you have not yet dried tomatoes at home, it might convince you what my kid recently said while eating home dried tomatoes "Have you soaked them in something for a better taste? Is this special variety of tomatoes? "
Not soaked. And tomatoes are not special.
Dried tomatoes are an essential ingredient in my kitchen. Few years ago, I discovered that home dried are a whole lot tastier. Since then I dry tomatoes  every year, but usually they dont last long. So tasty.
Until now, I was drying tomatoes in the oven and I was happy even though it was hard to guess if the temperature was right. It cannot be too high, because then the tomatoes lose some nutritional value, nor too low, because then drying takes forever.
Drying in the sun appeals to me very much for ideological reasons - the use of renewable free energy. But we had so few sunny days on the weekends, and as  I'm a working class, in the week I do not have time for this.
This year I have finally decided to buy a food dryer. It is called dryer for mushrooms and fruit - ha ha ha.

I am pretty happy with it and I keep wondering how you're drying vegs and fruits?