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Dry some of your produce in the sun instead of using an oven or dryer for the job. Just put your produce in the sun on a a clean screen covered by cheesecloth.
The easiest herbs to dry this way are rosemary, sage, savory, tarrogon, and thyme.
Vegetables that are easy to dry this way include small hot peppers, black eyed peas, fava beans, and lima beans.
You can also dry apricots, dates and prunes the same way.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|