The Jesus Diet

Saving Your Harvest
July 12, 2010, 5:46 pm
Filed under: Information, Preserving, Recipes | Tags: ,

One way I have embraced the whole food lifestyle is to buy in season foods in bulk and preserve them for the rest of the year.

Fruit Leather

In a food processor pulse fruit until smooth, add water to make it pourable.  Add honey or organic sugar to sweeten if necessary.  Pour liquid onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Let it sit in the sun, covered with a screen or cheesecloth to keep the bugs off.  You can also dry them in the oven at 120-150 degrees, but be sure to open the door frequently to provide air circulation.  It will take several hours, probably 2-3 days in the sun to finish.  They are done when they have the texture of fruit strips.

Dried Berries

Rinse berries pick them over.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cover with 1 layer of berries.  Let it sit in the sun for several hours, or likewise in the oven at 120-150 degrees, opening the door frequently for air circulation.  They are finished when you cannot squish any liquid out of them.


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