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Dehydrator Recipe: Roma Tomato Snacks

Roma tomato slices in a dehydratorDehydrating intensifies the natural flavors of your Roma tomatoes, making them tangy and sweet. The spices give them a little something extra to satisfy the need for a flavorful, crispy snack. 

Ingredients

8 pounds of Roma tomatoes, or the quantity required to fill your dehydrator

Greek Seasoning, or possibly basil, oregano, rosemary herbs

 

Slice washed Roma tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick and spread them onto a dehydrator tray. Discard the first slice containing the tough tissue from the stem attachment. The tip at the other end is usually blemish free and will dry easily if placed so that the cut side is facing up. Overlapping slices will not affect the outcome except that the pieces may stick together. Sprinkle with your organic herbs or  Greek Seasoning as if you were salting food. Close dehydrator and dehydrate at 135 degrees for about 12 to 15 hours, or as long as it takes for the moisture to evaporate. Transfer dried tomatoes immediately to an airtight plastic bag or jar. If stored in the freezer, the dried tomatoes will be crisp like a potato chip. Not all need to be frozen; just keep one container ready for snacking.

 

If you don't have a dehydrator, spread slices on a cookie sheet covered with parchment and place in the oven at the lowest setting. Leave the door ajar for moisture to escape.

This  was published in the Bonnie Plants newsletter, written by Linda Askey and Kelly Smith
 

Benefits of Eating Onions, Cooked or Raw



Onion is being applied for many years for adding taste to foods and for therapeutic properties. It is antifungal and antibacterial.

Various people combined onion juice with vinegar and use it in their warts and freckles. It is thought that it can reduce or remove the skin ailments. It is effective to help the body in fighting infections like that of the urinary tract.

 

There are a lot of benefits that you acquire from it. It is actually good for diabetics. If insulin in blood increases, the sugar or glucose level mechanically falls down to normal. It boosts the production of insulin. Just for information, a hormone that manages the level of glucose in your blood. For consumption, it can be cooked, fried, eaten raw, roasted or dried. It is usually used to flavor soups, dips, salads, stir-fry, spreads and so on. If you want to have good source of antioxidants, it is your solution because it contains a lot of vitamin C that is very beneficial as antioxidant.


Read more: Benefits of Eating Onions, Cooked or Raw

   

Herbanite Dinner

Bob Johnson cooks up a tasty herbanite meal using organically grown herbs and vegetables from their garden.

Rosemary, basil, and sweet bay used for the Italian spaghetti sauce along with some daylilies for beauty.  Enjoy this cooking with herbs video advocating the Herbanite lifestyle.

Check out the great video.

Read more: Herbanite Dinner

   

Garlic or Regular Chives

      Now they both look long and slender, both are same color and unless they are blooming are difficult to determine whether one is buying garlic or regular chives.  What is the difference?

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Flavor/fragrance Changes In Herbs - Why?

It's always interesting watching people describe their flavor experiences with herbs. The flavor and fragrance do change based upon several factors:

Read more: Flavor/fragrance Changes In Herbs - Why?

   

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