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Preserving Summer’s Goodness

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the January 10th, 2020

A dehydrator is an excellent tool for preserving summer’s abundance. Especially when you suddenly find a couple of baseball bat zucchinis skulking in the garden!

First step is to slice them evenly. A mandoline is essential.

Don’t cut them paper thin – they will get skinnier as they dry. About 3-4mm thick is good.

Next step is flavouring. The choice is up to you: lemon, salt and Mediterranean herbs; soy sauce and chilli powder; rice vinegar, mirin and soy sauce; apple cider vinegar, garlic and parsley – whatever you like. Don’t leave them in the marinade for long – five minutes will do the trick.

And then layer the slices in the dehydrator and dry until crisp. Store in an air tight bottle.

These can be eaten as snacks or added to soups and stews.


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