Now THIS is Really Why We Garden.

Here are gourds, peppers, tomatilloes, zucchini, purple and white eggplant and fresh dill. I know I said that tomatoes are the reason we garden and that’s mostly true. But the thing I REALLY love about gardening is that we have healthy, chemical-free food year round. The food from our garden is more nutritious, tastier and…

Drying Tomatoes

I just completed my seventh batch of dried tomatoes. Each batch of tomatoes fills all nine trays in my Excalibur Dehydrator. I get about 20-22 lbs into each batch. That’s the equivalent of about 7 quarts of canned diced tomatoes. It takes about 24 hrs for a load of tomatoes to dry, give or take…