Give extra long life to your garden’s bounty—Enter today for a chance to win a Ronco Food Dehydrator…
Four lucky readers will win a Ronco EZ-Store Turbo Dehydrator so they can make simple, healthy, nutritious dried foods at home!
Dried fruit is amazing, but it isn’t necessarily inexpensive. A food dehydrator makes it easy to save money while still enjoying dried fruit or vegetables—even homemade jerky. I received the Ronco EZ-Store Turbo Dehydrator to try out recently, and my kids and I liked experimenting with it. It’s fun (and easy) to prep the ingredients, layer them on the trays, and then plug in the dehydrator and watch the magic happen. Our biggest success was dried pineapple (I used fresh pineapple cut thinly), my least successful was the banana chips (though I confess I did not use the recipe provided in the instruction booklet). We also dried some of the basil growing in our window box—a great way to make use of the excess of herbs you might have around this time of year in your garden.
Most of us don’t like to waste food, so if your garden is overflowing with produce and you cannot fathom any more ways to utilize the bounty, consider dehydrating it! It’s a great way to preserve food without adding any unwanted ingredients. Home-dried foods are cheaper than they are in the supermarket and the dehydrator itself uses little energy. Other things you can make with the Ronco EZ-Store Food Dehydrator include: Kale chips (no need to monitor them in an oven), jerky, even potpourri from flowers in your garden!
The new turbo design used in the EZ-Store Dehydrator means that the hot air circulates, and items dry twice as fast as in standard dehydrators. The dehydrator itself has 27% more capacity—you can mix different fruits and vegetables on different trays (there are 5 trays), or do a whole dehydrator of one type of food. There is a temperature control so you can better adjust for different ingredients, and the space-saving design stores in your kitchen cabinet or closet easily. Drying food at home is a fun project for kids and parents to work on together, and the recipe/instruction booklet that comes with this unit has lots of ideas. You can purchase the Ronco EZ-Store Dehydrator at Bed, Bath and Beyond or Amazon.
If you’d like to try and win a Ronco EZ-Store Food Dehydrator, here’s what you need to do:
First, be sure you’ve signed up for our e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also, please “Like” Ronco on Facebook, too. Then, tell us in the comment section below (not on Facebook) why you’d like a Ronco Dehydrator. Enter by Sunday, August 18th at midnight. Contest open to US Residents.
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