Heidi’s Healthy Home – Dehydrating Oranges and Lemons

Heidi Speasmaker Heidis Healthy Home Your Local Color.Com Dehydrating Organges and LemonsI started dehydrating food about 20 years ago when my husband got me a dehydrator for my birthday. (Yes, I did ask for it!) I dehydrated a lot when my kids were small. When we moved to another city, the dehydrator got put on a shelf in the garage and forgotten about for several years. I rediscovered it a couple of years ago when I started to research food storage methods and have had a lot of fun recently drying all kinds of foods for us to eat as snacks, put in recipes, and supply long term food storage needs.

Today, I would like to start a series on dehydrating food. I will be adding more videos to this series from time to time, so stay tuned. For the first video, I want to show you how to dehydrate oranges and lemons. Oranges and lemons are very easy to dehydrate. [Read more…]

Heidi’s Healthy Home – Introducing Our New Series With The Recipe: Roasted Tomatoes

Heidi Speasmaker Heidis Healthy Home Your Local Color.ComI’d like to share a great roasted tomatoes recipe that is one of our family favorites. I really enjoy the deep, sweet, smoky flavor of these tomatoes right out of the oven or even the refrigerator! They are great on salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas or anything where you need a pop of flavor.

I use the broiler pan from my oven to roast the tomatoes. It is a big pan and has the sides needed to contain any juice that comes out of the tomatoes as they cook. Also, it is coated with enamel, which is a safe cooking surface for acidic foods. [Read more…]