I'm sorry I've been so neglectful!! My life has been crazy busy! Got back in town, was unpacking and cleaning, dealing with tax stuff (no worries, I got an extension), was attempting to buy a condo (which I've decided against now), catching up on work, and now I'm looking for a place to rent! Whew!! Hopefully I can get a video up soon :) Any suggestions?
The pickles I made before my trip didn't turn out like I'd hoped... They were mushy instead of crispy :-\ Yeah, not so nice. I hadn't added any vinegar because I wanted to try and sour them strictly using fermentation. I've started pickling another batch of cucumbers and okra (this time with some apple cider vinegar) that I will try to show you this weekend with a video.
Dehydrated watermelon turned out great! Thinly slicing them produced the best, driest, chewiest candies. It was like homemade watermelon Starburst!! Quite good :-D And a great way to use up and store watermelon! I also stuck chunks into the blender (or could use a juicer) for fresh watermelon juice. Can make watermelon gazpacho, sauces, salsa..... The possibilities are endless!
Inspired by my raw buddy, Kim, I aspired to make stuffed mushrooms. Mine, however, were quite dry :( I'll try again another time and try to replicate her secret to success ;)
Again, I'm sorry I haven't posted in a really really long time. I can't promise I'll be much better for the next month as I'm still trying to find a place to live. I'll be in limbo land at my parent's until I figure my life out! But I'll try :) Adios for now!