Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It Feels So Dry in Here

Sometimes I just shake my head at the things that make me happy.

A walk on the beach with HHBL.

A new lens for the Beast.

The hush of the street after a heavy snowfall.

A liverwurst and sweet pickle sandwich with mayo on toasted bread.

A new dehydrator.


It’s here! It’s here! It’s here!!

I had been checking Amazon for days. Tracking the package. Waiting impatiently. And then today a fellow driving a white van pulled up in the driveway of Chez Knit and handed me a large box with that familiar and always thrilling Amazon logo. He also handed me a smaller box that contains the replacement router for Windstream since Fed Ex delivered the first one on Friday, put it on the ground in front of the garage door…IN THE DARK….and HHBL ran over it with the car when he got home.

But that is another story. Now back to where I was going in the first place. Where was that?

Oh yes…….


I will say right off the bat that I have wanted one of these for a long, long time. I cannot explain why that is, just that it is. It is one of those unexplainable mysteries of life. Like what God made liver.

I had a dehydrator years ago that was not good at all. It had come to me from someone else and I am not sure where they had gotten it. It was, shall we say, ineffective. And that is an understatement. It had a strange heating coil that was located at the bottom of the dehydrator (not a good place) and it didn’t have a fan of any kind. Nor did it have any way to regulate the temperature of the air being heated and circulated. Suffice to say that it didn’t do a very efficient job of dehydrating anything….and it took a really long time to not do the job.

Are they done? No…..next day….Are they done? No………

Not all that energy efficient.

But now I have this beauty.


Temperature control!

And I also got several trays that I can use to make fruit leathers. I can hardly wait!!


Right now I am testing it out with apples. They are supposed to be done in 4-7 hours.

Pretty soon……BEEF JERKY!

But no Salmon Jerky because it just stinks up the house and the surrounding woods.

Oh the possibilities are endless.

It doesn’t seem to take much to make me happy.


  1. So you went ahead and got one, huh? I didn't know you were that serious! You are a kitchen MANIAC, you know that?

  2. Aw shucks. I was going to make fun of you and let you know that the reason it's dry is because you've had to turn your heat on. But now I'm jealous because I want one of those. Shucks.

    (I hate it when Fed Ex drops stuff in front of the garage!)


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