I’ve been freeze drying but it hasn’t been anything exciting – garlic, onions, dog food, eggs, yogurt.
Yesterday I came across fresh okra at the grocery store that looked halfway fresh so I bought what I thought was enough to fill all four trays of the freeze dryer but it actually only filled three trays.
We had several bags of cherries to I went to the storage area and grabbed the cherry stoner, thinking that would make quick work out of pitting the cherries. I’ve forgotten how small the sour cherries are and those big, juicy sweet cherries wouldn’t start to fit through the pitter so I had to do them all by hand. I know exactly what’s going to happen . . when the cherries are done, Vince is going to say “Let’s get more and freeze dry them” but he isn’t the one cutting them to remove the pits!
Three trays of okra and one tray of cherries in the freeze dryer. These should all be ready tomorrow evening or Thursday morning.