With the downfall of the economy, we ought to preserve in a smarter way. When fruits and veggies are on sale, or if they are yielding in your garden. We have done so for several years, using our 9-Tray Large-Excalibur with 26 hour Timer. Look here: 9-tray Excalibur. Not only available for the USA but also International. Look here: Find an Excalibur distributor for a listing of all the countries where available. I can only highly recommend this as it works great. They show even videos from customers on how to use it and for what: Excalibur videos. Let me show you ours with the Black Mission figs. Pieter has cut them in half and than just filled up the racks and put the timer on. Easy job! I made some fig cakes in the kitchen meanwhile...
Due to the drought this year, our Black Mission figs were rather small, compared to previous years.
Very easy system and depending on how much you want to dehydrate, you get 9 drawers in total.
Some fresh Black Mission figs and already dehydrated ones.
This year did not yield enough for filling up my large Italian canning jar...
I've made some special fig cakes too; will show you that later.
Did transfer them to this round Italian jar from Firenze and it filled up!
Are you also preserving some of your fruits this way? Apples, pears or e.g. mangoes that are on sale?
In the afternoon we usually have our tea with some dried fruits and nuts as a healthy snack.