Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dehydrating Garlic

It's that time of year again, when I dehydrate my home grown garlic.
I know many of you already do, but I wanted to post this for those new at dehydrating.

Each clove is peeled and thinly sliced.

 Then, the slices are placed onto my dehydrator trays, and dehydrated.   Once they are dry, I put them into my coffee grinder (a small one I use for this sort of thing), and grind them down to a fine powder.   This year I wanted to make garlic flakes, but my harvest was not that good. It's enough to get us into the winter, but not all the way.  I may need to increase what I plant next fall. 


Lilac Cottage Homestead said...

Wow!! I never even thought about making my own dehydrated garlic!!! Thanks so so much for sharing!! God bless

Mama Pea said...

So how does the house smell while the garlic is dehydrating? Hee-hee.

A question: Why don't you use the garlic "fresh" during the year until it's gone instead of dehydrating and making powder or flakes of it? Just wonderin' . . .

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mama Pea, I use a lot of garlic powder for different recipes, and it can last up to a year. My whole cloves last 3-6 months for other recipes.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Lilac Cottage Homestead, you are welcome. We use the powdered garlic for many recipes.