Just stumbled on your website. I love it! I think it would be helpful if under each label for food items you could indicate ways of storing. Or, did I miss it? Thank you! Teresa :)
Good point, Teresa. Now that I have dropped my facebook page, I have more time to devote to completing this part of my project and providing the best information I can.Most of what I cover here will be in terms of dehydrated and dried foods, especially items which do not need refrigeration.Generally, you simply need to keep the food in a moisture-proof envirnoment. It should be safe from rodents and insect pests. If you have plastic buckets of things, they should not be stored on a concrete floor, but on palets or on shelving. Most foods should not be exposed to light for long periods of time, so it's not a good idea to display your foods in mason jars on the shelves.There are several posts with charts on how long you can store foods. Check the alphabetical listing on the left for "storage" or type in "storage in the search box on the right for more informaiton.
Am interested in how you do your labeling of finished items. Do you put a card inside the sealed bag, listing what it is, how to rehydrate, use, recipes, etc.?
Hi Anonymous, I have a post called "How to Put Together a Dehydrated Casserole" . In it I describe my recipe card that goes with each bag. Go there for details on how I use the recipe cards.I set up a template in my computer so I can simply key in the information on each recipe card. I figured that it's much easier to look over the card to decide how to fix a particular dish. Plus, in the event that I share a meal with someone who isn't familiar with dehydrated foods, they will know what to do with it.NAME OF RECIPEUSE BY DATE INGREDIENTSREHYDRATING INSTRUCTIONS DIRECTIONS BAKING/COOKING TIMES & TEMPS In a few days I'll be working on this page, Thanks for the reminder!
ok, NEW to the whole dehydrating thing, but feeling like a champ on a mission with my new Ronco 5 tray dehydrator! I have no CLUE what I am doing. How do you store it once you are done and what do you suggest as a "easy" starter food to dehydrate for the super newbie like me? Thanks, you guys are kinda awesome!