Tuesday, June 25, 2013

At the Kitchen Sink

    This morning found me at the kitchen sink; evening dehydrating racks needed attention. Temperatures are spiking here in the south which means many tender, leafy greens will be withering away. Fragrant herbs, hearty kale, and chewy chard fill my dehydrator daily. 
     Often leafy greens can be found hanging overhead to dry in their own time, at their own pace. Humidity this year would leave them gummy and prone to mold; that just won't do. 
      Dehydrator sheets hold beautiful leafy tastes and textures filling our home with delightful fragrance. 
     Once finished, some of the greens are left in tact to be used in soups and sautes. Others are run through a sieve for a fine, powdery texture perfect for smoothies. Today I blended mints, verbena, and lemon balm with spinach, kale, and chard to add in our daily green drinks; the outcome was delicious! 

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