I have kept busy vacuum sealing more pantry items to extend their shelf life. Found a YouTube channel yesterday on dehydrating vegetables, very informative so going to take down notes for future use. I loved that she showed the difference between those that are blanched and those that are not as well as carrot slices versus grated carrots and how they rehydrate. See her instructions for carrots here.
Or her blog here.
The new back border has finally had its first weeding and sorting out, thank goodness. I was beginning to think I would never get it done. My first vegetable seedings have been sown direct into the ground and are now showing.
DB has started his annual clearing of the dreaded mare's tail. Eventually we give up and let it grow as it greens the garden where there are bare patches. We do try to keep on top of it in the early weeks!
The ironing has been done and I have a batch of vegetable and cheese soup on the go. DB has gone off to the dentist for his check up.
Thank you for the link. I'm still dithering about dehydration. A gadget would clearly be easier than the oven. But it is another thing to buy and store in my little bungalow (already too full of stuff)ReplyDelete
Once finished ours lives on top of a wardrobe.Delete
The mare's tail is starting to appear at the allotment along with the bindweed. The big plot is particularly bad for it and I hate to think how much time I spend pulling it up every year. I think this year it will be neglected a bit with the baby coming... only a couple of days and we'll be able to say 'next month!'ReplyDelete
The only way I saw someone clear bindweed was by growing it up canes, applying weedkiller on it then wrapping in clingfilm. Very hazardous but worked.Delete