How to Dry Orange Slices

 

Oranges represent sunshine and bring warmth and light during long, cold winters. Not only that, but they have many benefits when it comes to food storage.

Who doesn't want a little sunshine in their homes when it's cold outside? Yet, while we may think of dried orange slices...

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Rose Bush Care: Methods and Techniques

 

Did you know archaeologists have found rose bushes that are 1000 years old? And really, it's no wonder they're still a popular choice for gardens and budding horticulturists.

They have incredible scents, look gorgeous in a garden, and you can even eat them and add them...

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Nettle Tea: How to Grow, Harvest and Preserve Nettles

 

A hot cup of nettle tea is still a remedy for many ailments for many people. It's no surprise considering stinging nettle greens are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Besides the health benefits, stinging nettles are really tasty.

But we can't ignore the fact that...

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How to make Mushroom Tea

 

Before you start rolling your eyes and scrolling along because you think this post is about a psychedelic experience or magic mushroom tea, let me assure you that it is not. This shroom tea post is about some fabulous mushrooms with excellent health benefits without getting you high and...

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Sun Dried Tomatoes in Dehydrator & Dried Tomato Sauce Recipe

 

Are you sick of your summer garden yet?

 

It’s the end of summer, and the tomatoes are just coming in the kitchen. They are the last of the produce from the summer garden, but they are coming in abundance. If you are anything like me, I imagine you probably have a little...

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Rose Tea Benefits and Damask Roses

You are probably wondering. I have all of these roses in my yard, I wonder if I can use them for tea? I wonder what I do with these roses? Is there a special kind of rose that is good for tea? No worries my friend not only are there great ways to preserve flowers for tea but there are lots of...

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How to Preserve Flowers for Tea

Have you ever wondered if those rose petals or other flowers in your yard were useful? Or wondered what flowers are edible flowers? If you are like me, you can’t wait to see what other fun ways there are for making those colorful beauties in your yard last longer and how to make them even...

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Rosehip Tea Benefits and Best Rosehip Tea

 

 

Did you know that rose hips, depending on the plant variety, have the highest concentration of vitamin c over any other fruit or vegetable? These studies show that not only is vitamin c one of the health benefits of rose hips but vitamin c is the powerhouse for all of your body's...

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How to Make An Irish Coffee with Chicory Root Tea

March isn't just a time for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Irish Coffee, Stout Beer, Corned Beef, and Cabbage. It's also around the start of spring, which means it's time for plenty of chicory root coffee or in this case chicory root tea!

Not only does chicory grow in the spring but its roots...

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BEST FOOD DEHYDRATOR FOR DRYING FRESH HERBS

At first, there is nothing.

And then...

All at once, it hits! 

The spring and summer harvest is on. It came out of nowhere, and all of a sudden, there are piles of herbs, fruits, roots, and botanicals that need to be preserved ASAP.

So what is the best way to preserve all of that herbal...

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Best Ways for Storing Herbs After Dehydration

What is the best way to store all of these herbs that I've grown and dried?

How do I make them last and make sure they don't go bad?

How do I know when they go bad?

With 10+ years of experience in dehydrating and 7 years of blending teas, we have been asked these questions many times. They are some...

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HOW TO DRY HERBS WITHOUT A DEHYDRATOR

Electric dehydrators can be expensive, take up space and cost more in electricity. 

But your mint needs to be harvested now before it takes over the yard and blooms. At the same time, your calendula flowers are going nuts, and the roses are blooming. 

Dehydrating without an electric...

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