Yesterday afternoon the freeze dryer finished, I took everything out, did the automatic defrost again and had the dog food in the freeze dryer before dark.
There are 7 pints of strawberries (one pint had to make a second trip through the vacuum chamber so it isn’t in the picture), a quart and a pint of mushrooms and 2-1/2 pints of kefir.
Several of you asked about the strawberries. After freeze drying, they’re tart but they do have a strawberry flavor and I’m surprised they’re as good as they are. I like them. Addie would probably say they’re sour and spit them out. Next year I’ll try to freeze dry them when they’re more in season.
We have a local guy who had a fantastic fruit market here and he’s left the business and is building a new one and it’s going to be closer to me. I’ll be so happy when they open. They always have the best produce that I can get in town and I miss them while they’re in the process of getting the new place built and open.