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Drying Your Garden’s Harvest

Turn summer’s crop into colorful condiments for year-round use

Fine Cooking Issue 10
Photos: Ellen Silverman, Steve Hunter & George Rose
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Having a green thumb has its downside: What to do with plentiful harvest? Here, Jane Selover shares her experience in how to dry everything from delicate day lilies to big Georgia Streak tomatoes. The goal is to remove enough water so that the environment becomes hostile to bacteria. Some vegetables need more dehydration than others, and she explains how to determine what you need to do. There are several ways to do it, whether in your oven, outside, or inside. A side article discusses what to do with your plentiful dry harvest.


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