I will be the first to admit to not using the food dehydrator as much as I should be. If I were more religious about it, it is likely that I’d have a storehouse full of everything from dried fruits to jerky and sun-dried tomatoes to put on my pizzas at will. As it is, I am lucky to remember the zucchini slices I am drying until the next day and when I use it to help with making yogurt, its only a monthly thing.
But I have been doing an experiment with in-season items, and came across an abundance of pink grapefruit … a wintertime staple in Texas. They grow like crazy here, and are currently on sale for only .19 a fruit. Sooooo.
I don’t eat grapefruit every day and I wouldn’t say it is my favorite fruit. I’d pick orange juice first when it comes to beverages, and I’d rather have a lime stuck in my beer than a grapefruit for sure. However, after trying out the simplest of simple, drying thin slices of the fruit with a dusting of sugar, chomping on a dehydrated grapefruit afterwards was like eating candy. I could imagine myself putting one of the slices into water to drink or just enjoying one as-is.
So walk on the wild side. What’s on sale? How can you use it? Can you freeze it, dehydrate it, make it into a jam or pressure cook it for eating enjoyment while the zombies are gnawing on your neighbors? Chances are, the answer is yes.