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By Teresa Marrone

Drying is a straightforward and straightforward strategy to look after clean end result, greens, meats, and herbs. This entire consultant comprises every little thing you must comprehend to start, no matter if you're utilizing a dehydrator, your individual oven, or the sunlight. specialist Teresa Marrone completely covers the fundamental innovations, all through storing and rehydrating your dried meals. From apples to watermelon, asparagus to zucchini, basil to pork, you'll locate strong directions that might verify nice effects at any time when. Marrone additionally comprises recipes for utilizing your dried meals in a variety of scrumptious dishes, from pies and cookies to stews and casseroles. There are even directions for drying clean pasta and making vegetable snack chips and baby-food purees.

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Soften the butter or warmth the oil within the wiped clean saucepan over medium warmth. upload the almonds and cook dinner, stirring usually, till golden brown; be cautious to not burn the almonds. once the almonds are properly coloured, upload the broth and herbs. warmth to boiling, then stir within the tired fruit. go back to boiling, then upload the couscous and stir good. hide and decrease the warmth so the combination is simmering. prepare dinner the couscous for two mins, or until eventually the liquid has been absorbed. eliminate from the warmth and put aside for five mins. Fluff earlier than serving. 138 Fru i ts Peachy Rice Pudding Makes 6 servings 1 quart milk (2 percentage fats or complete) 1 cup finely chopped dried peaches or nectarines ½ cup raw white rice ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon floor ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. calmly grease a 2-quart casserole dish. 2. mix the milk, peaches, rice, sugar, ginger, and salt within the casserole; stir good. Bake, exposed, for two½ hours, or till the rice is gentle, stirring sometimes. Cool sooner than serving. The pudding will thicken and develop into creamy because it cools. Stewed Pears Makes four servings 2 cups water 1 cup dried pear slices three tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon finely chopped dried lemon zest three complete cloves warmth the water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Stir within the pears, sugar, lemon zest, and cloves. disguise and simmer over low warmth for 20 to half-hour, or till the pears are delicate. Serve hot or chilled. F ru i ts 139 Dried Fruit Bars Makes 27 bars 1 cup dried persimmon slices ½ cup dried apricot slices ½ cup dried fig items ½ cup dried candied cherry halves 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 2⁄ three cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Confectioners’ sugar 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch sq. baking pan; put aside. 2. lower the dried persimmons, apricots, and figs into small items; kitchen scissors may match greater than a knife for this. mix in a medium bowl with the cherries, walnuts, flour, baking powder, and salt; stir to coat the fruit with the flour. put aside. three. mix the butter and sugar in a wide blending bowl; beat with an electrical mixer till soft. upload the eggs and vanilla, and beat good. upload the fruit-flour mix, 1 cup at a time, beating with a spoon after each one addition. unfold the batter within the ready baking pan. four. Bake for forty five mins. Cool thoroughly within the pan ahead of slicing into 1- via 3-inch bars. Roll every one bar in confectioners’ sugar. one hundred forty Fru i ts Raspberry or Blackberry Tapioca Makes four servings 2 cups water ½ cup dried raspberries or blackberries ½ cup sugar ¼ cup quick-cooking tapioca 1⁄ eight teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon finely chopped dried lemon zest Whipped cream, for serving 1. warmth the water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Stir within the raspberries. conceal the saucepan and enable soak for two to three hours, or refrigerate in a single day.

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