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Sun-dried goodness

Some people undoubtedly gain pleasure from owning the newest gadget that money can buy.
I get a thrill from from figuring out how to do something awesome with what I already have.

one (well-cleaned) old window screen + sliced & salted tomatoes + 107 degree day + porch roof = my very own sun-dried tomatoes.
It takes a day and a half for tomatoes to dry at this temperature, and the results are wonderful - tasty and brightly colored.

(I'm drying some parsley too for good measure.)


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 23rd, 2012 09:08 am (UTC)
That is way too cool!
Jul. 23rd, 2012 11:23 am (UTC)
So do you can them when they're done?
Jul. 24th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm freezing them. I'm just not totally confident that they're dry *enough* not to mold, even though the internet says you can just store them in a cool, dry place.
Jul. 25th, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
I thought of another thing, too - how did you keep bugs off of them while they were drying? :)
Jul. 25th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
It's so hot up on the roof that the bugs won't even go up there! But when I bring them down (when the roof isn't in direct sun anymore) I drape it in cheesecloth or put a second screen on top.
Jul. 26th, 2012 09:24 am (UTC)
Okay. Good idea!
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