Saturday, July 28, 2012

Painless Preservation

Green Beans are a great candidate for the dehydrator.  They are a low acid so to be home canned they must be pressured canned.  Which is wonderful but a bit more time consuming than I want today.  I have lots to do on my day off so saving time is important to me.

I picked our beans this morning and got about 2 gallons.

Then straight in to the house for a 'bath'.

Then into the steam blanch.  For our altitude 4 minutes did the trick.

From the steam blanch...

... right to the drying trays.

Dry green beans until brittle.

For more information on drying fruits and vegetables go to:


  1. What a great idea.thanks for sharing.

  2. Certainly. They turned out great. This winter I can just drop them in to the vegetable soup. :-)



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