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Comment by sk8eycat on September 14, 2014 at 10:45am

LMAO....My first thought was, "Frank Zappa," but several commenters said "Charles Manson."  Could be either, I guess, since NObody has ever actually seen their imaginary friend.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 14, 2014 at 10:40am

Yes Carl.  A pretty mean looking jebus.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 14, 2014 at 9:05am

Face of Jesus found on pierogi

To be honest, I think it looks more like Charles Manson. 

Comment by Pat on September 14, 2014 at 8:19am

I once built my own dehydrator. Thing was the size of a standard kitchen refrigerator. You could get a bushel of sliced bell peppers in it. It was great, and it was one of the things she got in the divorce.

A few years later, I asked her if I could get the measurements on it, as I was thinking of building another one. I bit the inside of my mouth, and was one of the few times I kept my big, Irish mouth shut. She had left in in a shed that leaked, and the part that wasn't rotted, was covered in wasps nests, and dried snake skins. 

I thanked her, left, and I'm surprised the people on the continental divide couldn't hear me screaming from Illinois.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 14, 2014 at 7:13am
Daniel, I see you have a new avatar--bow tie and all! Nice look.
I haven't pulled out the dehydrator yet, although I need to do tomatoes. My favorite dried fruit is pear. They stay sweet, almost like candy. Hadn't thought of chives. Might try peppers which I usually do in the oven. Whatever, it saves on freezer space.
Comment by Daniel W on September 13, 2014 at 9:09pm

We had too many garden-grown of a number of foods, so got out the old food dehydrator.  Ning liked the idea and result so much he bought a new one.


The past couple of weeks, we dehydrated several batches of chili peppers, several batches of tomatoes, grapes for raisins, and now some batches of figs.  It would be worth it for the tomatoes alone.  I love the rich sweet tomato flavor of sun dried tomatoes, and this is the same but without the variables and loss of flavor and vitamins from UV light.


If there's a chance we can dehydrate some rosemary, save, chives, and oregano too.


I forgot how much I like some fruits and vegetables.  They are really good.

Comment by Plinius on September 12, 2014 at 4:39am

Looks like a good recipe, Joan! This morning I had some uncivilized workmen doing something in the meter cupboard; I told them what I thought and they tried to behave... I used the stored anger to peel 7 kgs. of cooking pears and made another batch. The colour must really come from wine or whatever - I found some cranberries and a cup of pomegrenate juice and cooked the lot with that, a spoon of sugar, some cinnamon and orange peel. They are pinkish now but taste good.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2014 at 1:36am

Chris, I have made Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears and like the blend of flavors. I don't use that much sugar, maybe half, and I like both cabernet or merlot

Comment by Plinius on September 12, 2014 at 1:05am

They told me cooking pears turn red during the cooking. But all the recipes I read prescribe something red at the end of the cooking time; red sugar, berries, wine or berry juice. I'll try again if there's some time left today, and see what happens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2014 at 11:14pm

Patricia, I just now read your response to Chris. Didn't mean to repeat about red pears. 


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