Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating.

Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating. I think my first thought was, "What does that mean?" You ask your doctor and he says just avoid that food. It's just a skin test. They aren't entirely accurate.

I am going to attempt to give you ideas and recipes on how to avoid corn. It can be quite the challenge.

Sorry that my blog is evolving into a little bit of everything in life.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dehydrated Zucchini and Yellow Squash

I filled all 7 trays of my dehydrator with squash and ended up with less than a quart of dried squash.  Cut the squash 3/8 thick steam blanch for 2 minutes, cool in ice water, place on the trays, set the heat to 135, ran for 9 hours, turned down to the coolest setting, went to bed, and they were all dry when I got up.  Put the dried squash in a quart sized freezer bag.  Labeled with the date and popped into the freezer.  I plan to use in soup or something this winter.  I have to add that while the squash were drying I tasted a few and they were pretty sweet and tasty.

Next time I plan to cut the squash thinner and sprinkle with cayenne and salt, maybe some ground dill too before drying.  I am not going to blanch.  I am hoping to make chips. 


kristyreal said...

I would love to have a couple of bags of those in my freezer. You won't be able to resist the squash chips - they are crunchy, spicy, sweet and delicious.

River Glorious said...

Do they *have* to be stored in the freezer? Can they be vacuum-sealed and put on a shelf in the pantry?


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