This time of year, the dehydrator is rarely empty. In a couple of months, it will sit idle til Chad wants a batch of jerky. This morning I emptied out chili peppers, basil and cherry tomatoes.
The basil went into the blender.
Where it was ground down to almost nothing.
I’ll end up with several half pints of basil to get me through winter. If I have more than that, I’ll give it to friends to help get them through winter! Did you know all it takes is a little fresh tasting basil to chase away the winter blahs? 🙂
The tomatoes were pulverized. I recommend ear plugs or some type hearing protection for this step. Those tomatoes are loud in the blender. The powder was added to a jar I’d started last week and now I have a full jar.
It’s not much work at all but it will make a big difference in some of the foods I cook this winter.