Tales from the Dehydrator: No. 3 Beans, Apples, Raspberries & Blueberries

My dehydrator, an Andrew James model, is marketed primarily as a tool for dehydrating fruit and vegetables and making a bit of jerky. It’s not explicitly promoted as a device for dehydrating wet food into backpacking meals. Nevertheless, before buying I’d seen that someone in one of the Facebook groups had successfully used one for this purpose, and I even managed to find a review of the product from someone who’d done it (although this took a lot of wading through fruit and jerky-based reviews). This is important as the Andrew James costs a mere £40, instead of the £150 plus you’d have to shell out for an Excaliber, for instance. So far, the cheaper solution has worked out fine.

Given that the popular thing is to use this for fruit and veg, I thought I’d give it a go. Continue reading “Tales from the Dehydrator: No. 3 Beans, Apples, Raspberries & Blueberries”

Tales from the Dehydrator: No. 2 Beef in Red Wine with Mash

The dehydrator is washed and ready for action again, and having crafted this week’s menu specifically to generate a meal for dehydration, it’s time to get on with it. Today it’s Beef in Red Wine, a sort of poor man’s Boeuf Bourguignon. This is just the sort of meal I like to eat cowering from a biting wind on top of a mountain. I’m hoping it works… Continue reading “Tales from the Dehydrator: No. 2 Beef in Red Wine with Mash”