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Last post Tue, Nov 5 2013 7:19 PM by Gayla57. 6 replies.
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  • Wed, Oct 30 2013 2:06 PM

    The Way Grandma Did

    I saw this article on the Dollar Stretcher and wanted to share..

    Drying herbs and fruit the way Grandma did

    Do you ever find yourself doing self-sufficient things because it was the way your grandparents or parents did them? Do you find comfort in these things besides savings?

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  • Wed, Oct 30 2013 5:44 PM In reply to

    Re: The Way Grandma Did

    Pat's article reminds me that my lil Mama taught me that her mother had always used the leaves of celery as seasoning after drying them in the oven which had been turned off. Always makes me wish "they" wouldn't chop the tops off celery for shipping. AM
  • Thu, Oct 31 2013 1:18 PM In reply to

    Re: The Way Grandma Did

     In trying to be thriftier this fall, I tied my mint stalks up in bundles and hung them from my porch rafters.  This worked wll until a sudden windstorm blew them all over....oh well.  Back to the dehydrator next year.

  • Fri, Nov 1 2013 1:03 AM In reply to

    Re: The Way Grandma Did

     I dried dill this summer in bundles hung from various spots in the garage - to keep them out of the dust & the rain. It worked quite well most of the time. They were knocked down a few times ( so that bundle was "lost"), but overall, it was cheapers & easier, but not faster, than using the dehydrator.  

  • Mon, Nov 4 2013 2:05 AM In reply to

    • vivid
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    Re: The Way Grandma Did

    Yes, sometimes i don't realize that my parents did them, it's just the conditioned reflex.
  • Tue, Nov 5 2013 5:33 PM In reply to

    • map578
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    Re: The Way Grandma Did

     No. My mother wasn't all that frugal and I don't remember my grandparents.

  • Tue, Nov 5 2013 7:19 PM In reply to

    Re: The Way Grandma Did

    I know for a fact Daddy Mama did that woman and the kitchen were enemies when she passed away Daddy gave me her kitchen items never used and all the canned food we sent her were dated and Daddy said told you so ...Mother Mama was a normal person she could cook and she passed when I was still young  I was blessed with nanny she was a cooking genuis ..

    I dry my fruit and vegetables with the dehydator like everyone else  Pat  ideas were great I did dry some tomatoes on a homemade dehydator they did ok  but in the time I dryed outside and in the house were HUGH 

    We plant an herb gardening and I dry all my herbs some by just hang in the root cellar other take hours  in the dehydator .


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