Do you like dried fruit?
I dried a couple of batches of Italian Prune Plums last month and just opened a packet up today. They are so good, chewier and not sticky like plums from the store. They are also more flavorful, contain no preservatives and are and a whole lot cheaper. I love canning but drying is my favorite way to preserve Summer just because it is so easy.
I am always amazed when I encounter people who say they don’t like or have never had dried fruit. Neither mom nor Grandma kept candy or stuff like Twinkies around but we always had fruit and dried fruit available for snacks. Dried foods are also lightweight, easy to store and travel with. Remember those little boxes of raisins? Read the rest of this entry »