Dehydrating Food At Home,Homemakers Guide

Dehydrating Food At Home,Homemakers Guide


so everyone this is the dehydrating
video that you’ve all been waiting for and I’m gonna show you some of the
things I D hydrated but first I’m going to show you some of the things that I
got at the food pantry that I actually just sealed these are chia seeds and
chia seeds are really good for your digestive system and they gave these and
I put them in these glass jars so you can put cheese seeds in muffins and
breads you can put him in all kinds of things in fact some people even put them
in their jams when they make them so I’m gonna be really glad to work on this and
to share with you some upcoming recipes using chia seeds so the zucchini is
dehydrated and it looks like this now a lot of you know what things look like
dehydrated but you want to know how do you use them well these are zucchini and
they’re just like a chip some people eat them like chips what I would do is when
I’m making spaghetti sauce I will put some of the zucchini in it when you make
lasagna you can throw some of the zucchini in the lasagna you can put it
in soups vegetable soups you can put it in stews you can actually put it in
casseroles you can crumble it up and put it in
salads so dry ingredients are amazing to have that was the whole bag of zucchini
in one little quart jar like this here is the tops of my onions so these were
the spring onions I use this the same as you would use chives put it on top of
baked potatoes add it to some chicken broth when you want to make chicken add
it to soups oh it smells amazing you can use it for anything that calls for
onions also blend it up so it’s a fine powder here is my prized tomatoes now
this is by far the best thing I loved dehydrating these were all those
tomatoes and they look like it shipped like this you know they’re done when you
can crumble it in your hand but what do you use it for so many of
you had questions well you can put this in spaghetti sauce you can put it on top
of pizza you can put it in bread when you want to make tomato flavored bread
you can crumble it up and put it in salads you can crumble it up and put it
in with sour cream and make your own chip dip I put some oregano seasonings
to these and it’s endless you can put it in anything anything that you want it to
meet a flavor you can put it in with chicken and put it in your crock pot
just anything you know it’s by trial and error that you try these things out
Tomatoes is my favorite to dehydrate and this was the third time I’ve done this
and so I hope to be able to do some more dehydrating so these are the things I
got at the food pantry that I dehydrated I know a whole carload and it goes down
to little half gallon jars but I want to share with you something I never D
hydrate it before and that is raisins so I got all these grapes
what do you do with them I mean how do you eat ten pounds of grapes so I was
looking on the internet and I realize that you can dehydrate them and make
raisins so I have a pack here that’s left all you do is you want to cut your
rates than half you want to always cut your grapes and the reason for that is
so they dehydrate quicker if you don’t cut your grapes you’re gonna have this
dehydrator going for days it takes 24 hours to dehydrate grapes in two raises
this isn’t a quick dehydrating project Bob long they were shaped different but
they are so sweet and let me tell you they make the best raisins so I put it
on the highest setting I put it on 155 and it’s gonna be for 24 hours 24 hours
later you have this beautiful raisins crunchy beautiful
raisins and let me tell you they taste nothing like what you buy in the store beautiful raisins so I’m going to go
ahead and put these raisins in a jar and I am so excited to be able to share with
you all these dehydrating projects it’s something so simple so easy you don’t
have to lug around a lot of water and canning jars and heavy equipment
dehydrating is the way to go it is thumbs up for me you all right everyone so this is what I
have on hand and this is my herb mix now I use this for spaghetti we use this for
everything that replaces salt there is no salt in this
it’s got oregano it’s got parsley it’s got thyme it’s got garlic it’s got just
about everything you can imagine so now what we’re going to do is this is all of
the herbs that we dried and I put it through a sieve like this this is the
easiest way for me to do it and it works out great so what we’re gonna do is
we’re gonna take all of the oregano now we’re gonna just scrunch it into this
little sieve it’s a messy job I like doing this kind of job outside it’s
mostly and I’m going to be able to get all of these trays actually in here all right so now what we’re gonna do is
resistance here like this and we’re going to run it through the sieve which
as you’ve seen in hundreds of videos that I’ve done I’ll get back to you and
show you what it looks like when we’re finished all right we’re just gonna put
it in here just like that probably harvest about 25 gallon of some herbs
and I will have to keep working on that this week so that’s just a little bit of
what I’m working on today cutting up these Tomatoes and I thought what better
way is to use the electric knife so we’re gonna slice up these Tomatoes to
put on our dehydrator one thing nice about dehydrating your food is it
doesn’t take hardly any space so what I decided to do is sprinkle some of my
homemade herb seasonings on these Tomatoes so as these tomatoes dry
they’re gonna have some oregano and some onion this has no salt added to it and I
think this is gonna make them so much more flavorful
all right everybody so here are the spring onion tops and this is what they
look like dehydrated so we’re gonna go ahead and put all them into our Bowl spring Indian tops really dehydrate
quickly you can use these in the replace of any onion you want to just make sure
that they are all dried and you don’t want to put it into a jar until it is
totally cooled off you don’t want to put it in a jar hot or you’ll get moisture now there’s a couple pieces that I see
that aren’t dried so you want to make sure you go through them really well spring onions have a lot of nutrients in
them and you can plant the ball part which I showed you in many videos and
they will grow all summer and all spring you can get so much out of it as you can
hear they sound crunchy that’s what you’re trying to go for is that sound of
the crunch run your hands through it to make sure there’s a little wet piece
make sure you have all of it dried that’s why it’s very important to cut
your vegetables all in the same night and thickness so there you go all these
onions now we’re going to go ahead and put them in our half gallon jar grind
this up if you want it real fine I don’t want it real fine this Spach I
want it like this there you go
all of those spring onion tops and one half gallon jar uni so chia seeds and
some onion tops the onions I froze so all of these made some of these I hope
you keep dehydrating a try because it’s so we had the tomatoes the raises
zucchini so chia seeds and some onion tops the onions I froze so all of these
made some of these

98 thoughts on “Dehydrating Food At Home,Homemakers Guide”

  1. Thanks Tessie! The raisins look yummy! I recently got a dehydrator & I'm going to start using it more! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŒž

  2. Tessie this is great way to make tasty snacks. I want to get a dehydrator and start to dehydrate lots of foods, like banana's and other fruits. It would be a great snack to have like the raisin's. I am leaning towards dehydrating herbs and such. Tessie just want to let ya know there is a long segment in your video that is a black screen and then the tail end not sure if your aware. Otherwise a great video looks super easy to do that doesn't require any skill. I am looking for a dehydrator:) Been a cool one today looks like rain for tomorrow really need it here everything so dry. On the Marigolds do I leave them in the ground for next year and what about the potted ones can I plant them in the ground two. Love you my sweet sister:) God Bless you and Ken and family:)

  3. I love dehydrating and I love chia seeds. I make Chia pudding is just a small amount of chia seeds and milk or but milk of your choice. Shake it real good at firstthen every now and then shake it again to make sure nothing sticks in clumps up and then went to thickness liking you can add a little bit of sugar or brown sugar to it and enjoy. Personally I like brown sugar in mine.

  4. We take our grapes and freeze them makes delicious snack basil my favorite herb I grind mine in a coffee grinder I only use it for herbs. Tessie you could open a restaurant with all that you have๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wonderful Day everyone! Started my blanket . I love teaching myself new skills. Love y'all and have a wonderful Day !

  6. I love to dehydrate but I never did tomatoes or grapes. I see a project coming for me this weekend. Those raisins look really good.i finished all my herbs last weekend just need to grind them up and put them in jars. Keep smiling sweetie xoxo

  7. Tessie, thanks for sharing, I put Chia seeds in my oatmeal sometimes , the dehydrated vegetables look great , I would probably use them in soups and stews . Raisins sound good. I bet that dryed herb mix tastes wonderful . God bless !

  8. I love dehydrating .tomatoes are one of my favorites to dehydrate.thank you Tessie for showing the grapes I will be trying this.everything is beautiful in the jars.

  9. Oh mylanta,…Tessie you sound like I have for the past few days. All congested and whatnot. I hope you get to feeling better!!!!!! (And great tips, btw! I have been looking for a dehydrator and I found one! God must have heard my prayers! I'm going to do some of your tips!!)

  10. I agree with most of you. Tessie does a great job with videos to show us things. I like her and will continue watching. like you Tessie.

  11. You are opening up a whole new concept for me! I have heard of this for many years but never have had a dehydrator or knew what worked well dehydrating. I'd love to taste several of your items but especially the raisens. Store raised are ok but never tasted like grapes to me. It sounds like you'll be enjoying quite a few yummy dishes and salads. I'm so happy for you! Thank you Sweet Tessie!

  12. Hi Tessie! I love to dehydrate everything! I gleened a whole case of organic apples this summer and dehydrated all of them! They turned out wonderful! Just like candy!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ love and light Rosie!

  13. Yes!!! Iโ€™m learning how to do this now from my best friend Kathy! Canโ€™t get enough information right now!

  14. Am SO glad you are doing these videos because more folks may follow your example!
    It's fun driving the roads around Fresno when the raisin grapes are being harvested because they lay them out on the ground in our 100* summers to dry slow and steady.
    Picked some of our grapes today and will be drying them. One thing we like about dehydrating fruits and vegetables is they take up less room when stored and when backpacking they weigh less. And they retain their nutrients. Soak in some warm water and they re-hydrate quickly.
    Foraging wild mushrooms, cattails, and other wild plants will begin this month and they also will get dehydrated.

  15. Hi Tessis. Loved that all that food is gonna go to use. You are so smart. Love that you can take something small and make a big dinner and then make leftovers in something else. Keep up the hard work it sure pays off and it pays to be frugal. Love to all๐ŸŒป

  16. I don't have alot of produce,but did experiment.I added my dried celery,green onions,and zucchini in a wonderful slow cooker soup! ๐Ÿค—

  17. Iโ€™m Dehydrating now for the last few days .. Wow apples are sliced thin and it takes forever .. I say a lot in Paper bags and all so hanging Thanks for sharing my video I think will be Friday on what I have done โœ… ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธโค๏ธ

  18. I just got a dehydrator ….Do you use different tempatures to dehydrate different things like guide says or do you just use high setting….my guide said bananas would take 6-8 hours at 135 degrees and I did them for over 12 and they were still moist!!

  19. Oooooo dehydrating stuff cool love this stuff ! ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿฆƒโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธ paramedics just left here my wife got her foot caught in her oxygen hose and fell I was only a little ways away and I couldnt get there fast enough to catch her and then after she fell I could not get her off the floor by myself they were so nice to help me!

  20. I do a lot of dehydrating takes less space my dehydrator is same as yours my dried apple rings I have a recipe to make apple crisp out of dryed apple rings I use an apple peeler corer slicer so after you do that you have a peeled and cored coil of apples take one cut down the coiled apple on one side and you get rings if you cut in half you get apple pie slices there were reasons they dried in older days and they made applesauce of dried apples my apple slices that are dried you can not tell I did not use fresh apples we use them in place of cups but I break it into oatmeal before cooking or add to granola I have green pepper that will be cho'p'dand dried tomorrow

  21. Brilliant vlog. All of this is so healthy and natural and inexpensive! I hate seeing food go to waste and dehydrating all that food from the pantry was a great idea. God bless!

  22. I always have faaaaar too much okra, so I dehydrate a lot of it. We just munch on it as a snack. It's really good!

  23. Oops! Left a message but the video ended and my typed message gone. Thank you for the video. I had said to watch Alaska prepper video for Christmas gift idea using dehydrated tomatoes. Dehydrated food lasts
    Many years and a large amount of food fits into a small jar. I canโ€™t think of anything I havenโ€™t dehydrated
    Except okra which I plan to do this week as I hear it is a great snack (even for people who donโ€™t like okra.
    Love having fresh herbs dehydrated. The color is much deeper than store bought and the tast and smell
    Is great! Sometimes I wonder if all the store bought spices are using stems and things. Did want to tell
    You also too! Donโ€™t throw out the stems from dehydrated herbs…use it for kindling to make your home
    Smell wonderful in a fireplace or wood stove.

  24. Mrs. Tessie, Do you ever dehydrate mushrooms? I'm thinking of trying it…I know you can them too. Which way do you prefer? Dried or canned?

  25. I have the same dehydrator, first year I bought it, I tried dehydrating lots of things. Itโ€™s fun and I like to eat crunchy snacks. Iโ€™m not using it much anymore but might get back into it now. I donโ€™t get that much produce as I did before.

  26. Hi, Tessie, I don't have electricity for a dehydrater, but I use my wood stove or just in baskets hanging from the ceiling, or cookie sheets by my windows!

  27. Hi Tessie! Do you have to rehydrate tomatoes if you put them on top of a pizza? Same question when using green onion tops and sweet peppers in a stir fry. Thank you so much!

  28. Good Morning Tessie, Brother's, Sister's and Friends, Fall has arrived, the leaves are falling it's getting cooler time to prepare for the winter summer is over time to put away summer cloths and bring out winter attire. I like the season changes, the leaves changing color and falling, the snow looking so pretty on the trees and ground. But before you know it spring will be here once again the summer sun beach's swimming pools, like the cycle of life. Have a most wonderful pleasant Wednesday my brothers and sister and friends:) God bless you Love you all:) Keep smiling:)

  29. Years ago, we threw some green onions in a pot and just let them grow wild. I need to dehydrate the tops! ๐Ÿ˜€. Thanks Tessie. ๐Ÿ’œ

  30. Nice video! Isn't it amazing how food, that's been preserved looks so beautiful in jars? I just love it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. Love chia seeds. I put them on top of my dinner on my plate. Love them. Love raisins too. Great video Tessie ! God bless you โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

  32. Hi Tessie! Dehydrated grapes. YUMMYYYY. You have mentioned that you don't leave your dehydrator on overnight. I hope that you don't stay up all night for raisins ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„. Is it "Germ-safe" to turn the dehydrator on & off to complete the 24 hour cycle/process? Thank you for sharing! โ˜บโ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

  33. Last year you inspired me to can more, And I put up some things I had never tried. This year youโ€™re inspiring me to de hydrate more. So iโ€™ll dust off my barely used dehydrator and put some well-deserved hours onto it. Iโ€™ve already done my herbs this season, but apples are still plentiful so iโ€™ll try those next. Such a pleasure to look at a pantry full of items I put up myself! Anybody else wonder what Tessie will be up to next?

  34. Good morning Tessie. Thank you for this video. I took notice of the brand dehydrator you bought for your son.
    Looks user friendly ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to watch you process foods, as I am concerned regarding the moisture % when the process is completed. Do you vacuum seal the lids with a Food Saver? Can you place an oxygen extractor packet?
    I love the dried herbs and the tomatoes!

  35. Now I wish I had a dehydrator! I hang my herbs to dry. Not sure how I could dehydrate tomatoes without a dehydrator. I'll have to do some research. I like the homemaker/home economics series. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. AWESOME ! The raisins probably tastes better, because most of the ones you buy are treated with sulphur. The next time I see grapes on sale, I am dehydrating them. I love dehydrating almost everything. I dehydrate a LOT of wild edibles , some I keep separate & some I mix together for a seasoning blend. I never thought of adding Chia seeds to jam. I made Watermelon Strawberry Jam yesterday.

  37. You work so hard tessie. Besides Saturday, do you ever get any down time? I'm new, so forgive me if you've already answered this, but have you ever considered working outside the home? You'd be fantastic in any number of different jobs..ex..garden center, cafeteria, your own store selling soaps, candles, and or selling your own dried herbs, dried foods, or even canned foods. I would buy canned food and dehydrated foods.

  38. Great job Ms. Tessie! I love to dehydrate,they are great to use in the winter months, soup's stews dips . Like you said lot's of things anything you can think of lol Have a wonderful day and my God bless!

  39. Good Morning my,Sisters, Brothers and Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•
    Happy Wednesday ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—
    Have a great and blessed day you all ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ž
    God bless you ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ’ž
    " Remember to Pray for One Another" โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

  40. Good Morning,Dear Tessie ๐ŸŒน
    Happy Wednesday ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒผ
    Great video ๐Ÿ‘ look forward to do this too โ˜บ๏ธ
    Have a great and blessed day you and Kenny ๐ŸŒผGod bless you both ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž I Love you my Dear Sister ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿต๏ธ๐ŸŒป

  41. I have been dehydrating things too. As soon as sweet potatoes come on sale I plan to dehydrate a bunch of those. They eill be part of Izzi's diet. For my use, I just store them and they keep for a year.
    Grandma Sue in central Indiana and Izzi Too

  42. BEAUTIFUL VIDEO TESSIE! thank you for all you do! ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings from Dawn @ Rich & Dawn in MN ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Good afternoon Tessie!!!GREAT RAISINS!!! Those green onions look great too!!! I love your idea about having the dehydrated tomatoes on pizza!!! Yum!!!๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•
    Have a blessed day!!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’•

  44. Hi all, I agree, Tessie write a book on 'puttin up' I have to dehydrate today because the freeze dryer is BROKEN again!!! I grind mine up in my old bullet. They stopped selling it and they are hard to come by – I am on my last motor, just hope it lasts as long as I do. I have a lot of spare parts too. So, now, have to go take all the food that did not get freeze dried and put it in the trusty – always works – dehydrator. One problem – can't do raw chicken in the dehydrator – or at least I do not think I can – so my lucky Ebbie gets a little chicken each day for a while now – she is happy about it anyway. Have a blessed day all – well, back to work.

  45. I'm still learning to dehydrate and I'm still not very good but I will keep trying. I remember my mother and Aunt drying apples and peaches out side on white sheets when I was a child my grandmother also. What fun they had doing that. The world today has lost so much time, joy, peace and family time it's very sad. The old ways may be hard and timely but they were so much happier and peaceful.

  46. Hello there sweetheart ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope all is well. I love the raisin dehydrating idea! ๐Ÿ’– And the tomatoes; beautiful! There's so many things you can use both of them in.
    Blessings, prayers, and love.
    Washington State ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ‰

  47. You are so smart. I am a new subscriber. I found out about you from a blogger friend. Iโ€™m on a Tessie marathon, trying to see it all! โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

  48. I so wish I was able to do the things you do, your amazing, so very inspirational. Thanks for sharing all these skills, blessings

  49. I want to get a Dehydrator. Prayerfully someday. I bet those rasins would good in so many things. Awesome video Tessie. God Bless You and Your Family.

  50. Hi Tessie. I dehydrated green onions and tomatoes with seasonings on them like your video shows. My goodness they smell good. Thanks for the ideas. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  51. I've been dehydrating onions and I filled a half-gallon jar oh, now I'm dehydrating tomato skins because I can the tomatoes. Also dehydrated peppermint. I found a good price on onions so we dehydrated them and also a good deal on potato so I can buy them because I already had some dehydrated. Great topic fed when we dehydrate Tomatoes we put basil on them. First time I dehydrated grapes was a couple years ago I made the best raisins they were so soft. They were as soft as when my mother-in-law used to take and simmer her raisins in a little bit of water before she would make cookies or bake with them and they got plump and that's almost like they're when you dehydrate they're so good. I want to make some more but every time we get Graves a little boy that we help the mom out with he loves grapes and so that usually just gets eaten raw even the rest of the family. Your items Tessie looks so good!!! Our garden did that do well and so I've been having to buy food and hope I can get it at a good deal

  52. Greetings Tessie..I'm late watching but a great video..the good thing about dehydrated veggies is usually they won't get soggy like dozen veggies when you put them in soups..great job Tessie.. blessings to you and your family ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜‡

  53. Hi Tessie may i ask you a question. This may sound silly but can you have 7 quarts and stack pints on top with 23 quart presto canner?

  54. I love to dehydrate my herbs esp. the basil, and the kinds of mints I have for my teas. I will have to try to dry the zucchini and add it to the sauces. That is not something Iโ€™ve done before. Thanks for sharing.

  55. Your food turned out great, Miss Tess…all looks so homey, and comfortable ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐthis blessed me…thank you ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

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