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DRIED & TASTED

Dehydrating food is an exceptionally easy way to preserve gluts from the garden or allotment. There are many compelling reasons to start drying food if you don’t already do so. Dried fruits and vegetables take up considerably less room than frozen or bottled produce. It doesn’t require great expense or in-depth expertise, and it’s very safe – no risks of botulism or mould!

LOW-TECH ALTERNATIVES

For millennia, aside from salting the only other way to preserve food was to dry it. This simple, low-tech technique has served us well for generations and there’s every reason to continue. Tasty (and healthy!) snacks, chewy fruit leathers, herbs for the larder or dried tomatoes to bring winter cooking to life: just a

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