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Easy Food Dehydrating Depot, Issue #004 - Time to Get Growing!
May 15, 2011

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Half Way Through May!

Welcome - to issue 4 of
Easy Food Dehydrating Depot!

Time to Get Growing!

Growing Lettuce -- Indoors!

About two weeks ago my hubby came home with an outdoor planter from Target, and some organic potting soil. And some lettuce seeds! I was reading Southern Living magazine and saw that they were growing lettuce indoors in nice ceramic pots with stunning results!

So, seeing as it's getting to be 'salad time of the year' due to the heat and wanting to eat lighter, (I'm in Florida) and because the price of the 'salad bags' are approaching $3.50 or higher, I thought it was "Time to Get Growing!"

I have twelve seedlings pop up and gave each a name, though I won't embarrass myself further by telling you their names ... :-)

When there's some real lettuce leaves a-growin', I'll take photos and post them on the site, and, of course, I'll RSS-it!

NOTE: These lettuce seeds are not from my Survival Seed Bank, these are just some generic seeds from Target; I wanted to see how and if they'd grow for me ... I didn't want to waste heirloom seeds for my first try.

Dehydrating Cooked Sliced Meats update

Last month I spent some time dehydrating cooked, sliced meats and was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out, and how well it re-hydrated! I also came up with adding stock to the re-hydrating water - as in chicken stock for sliced chicken, and beef stock for the sliced beef - and it really did add more flavor to the meat! If you haven't already, please check out our dehydrating meat page and its links.

Another Way to Keep up to Speed

Last month was a biggie for us as we added the RSS feed to each and every page. What's that? RSS enables you to keep up-to-date with new pages and/or updates without having to keep on combing each site's page and spotting the updates ... this way, whenever I've uploaded something new, you'll find out about it through your RSS reader and you can read the page that way!

It's a pretty simple procedure, go to the site, and click the question mark next to the word "Subscribe" at the top left of the box and you'll find full instructions right there! But in brief: RIGHT click on the top RSS orange button, select COPY which pastes the info. it needs to the PC's clipboard, and then go to your RSS reader, and 'add a feed', by pasting the clipboard's contents and there you go!

Other Languages

I've also added to each page the option to view the site in another language! That comes in handy for foreign readers (we're in over 90 countries now) and any of your friends whose native tongue is not English. You'll find the drop-down menu at the top of each page -- and it's fun to see if you can read another language - even if you only speak English!

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April Recipe Winner of the Month is ...

Congratulations goes to Nigel of London, England! Nigel admits that his Curried Celery and Potato Soup recipe was taken from my regular celery and potato soup recipe -- and when it arrived in my inbox, I had to have a go at it and it tastes great and is easy to make!

And speaking of new recipes ... Anita of Raleigh Oven Baked Potatoes very kindly shared this: Anita's Super Easy Bread which can be used to make Naan Bread and Pizza Dough! I had a go at both the regular bread and pizza! The pizza link shares Anita's tried-and-true-trick to getting the pizza off the paddle!

Send In Your Recipe Creations!

We welcome your recipe creations -- all we ask is that at least one ingredient is or could be dehydrated. You'll be creating your very own page on this site, and be proud to share it with your friends!

Click on this: Share a Favorite Recipe. This takes you to our Easy Recipe Page where you can fill out the simple form to share your creation -- show off your recipe creation pictures too! :-) Those with photos will actually get a listing in the main body of the recipe page and have your own page too!

New Articles and Pages

Article 5: "Forget the Flowers?!" is the latest article which touches upon making room for vegetable and fruit growing, but still keeping some of the beneficial flowers for vegetable and fruit protection, naturally.

I took a short trip out to visit my mom's friend, Betty, because I needed to see for myself that you can indeed grow vegetables in the heat of Florida! Here's the result of that trip: "Betty's Vegetables." Click on Betty's link and find out what else Betty takes great care of and great pride in ... she is one super lady!

Do YOU already have a fruit and veggie garden? If so, please share how you created it and how it's faring, with us! Use our 'contact-us' form to let us know but if you have photos, then please feel free to use this email address:

If you're interested in obtaining fantastic Heirloom Seeds - Enough to Grow a Full Acre Crisis Garden ... then click here to find out more!

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We really do look forward to hearing from you!

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