After saving and saving, Larry and I finally broke down and purchased a Freeze Dry Machine from Harvest Right. Harvest Right has a Medium sized machine… and although it was pricey, I am looking forward to everything that I will be able to freeze-dry. (They do have a layaway program that we took full advantage of!!)
We set up the machine and I have a dozen blended raw eggs on one tray, mozzarella cheese on another and on the last 2 are filled with corn kernels. I make a killer corn chowder that I use freeze dried veggies to make it easier for the kids to take a scoop and add hot water.
One tray of the mozzarella cheese fit in quart sized jar… and the dozen eggs made right into a powder. I originally put in a half gallon jar, but I could have put it into a quart jar.
On our first try, I had to put the corn back in again for several more hours (I think that i put too much on the tray). This is a learning process. But, I am excited to have this opportunity.
There are so many different foods that I want to try… I want to make soups and full meals and put them in there, I want to try strawberries and raspberries… I want to make hummus and guacamole.
Our second batch is a tray of potato soup, a tray of chili, a tray of goats’ milk and a tray of yogurt.