Drying oregano using a thrift store dehydrator.
I’ve been lax in posting the last week because we went away to celebrate my birthday. We went to our favorite place in Monroe, MI where we camp right on the beach front of Lake ErieI’d planned on posting there but couldn’t because we watched a Netflix film. Not realizing that watching a two hour video, tethering off my phone, took over 3 GB!! My remaining data was reserved for GPS locations and other things.
There are many photos to share with you but today I’m putting up a shorter post. We got home last last night and volunteered this morning which we are feeling pretty tired.
While volunteering at the thrift store I spotted the vintage food dehydrator which was a score for $6 bucks.
Then I remembered what was just outside my kitchen door…
All this gorgeous fresh oregano.
The clippings were brought inside to be washed and dried in a salad spinner.
Once the oregano dried I layered several stems/leaves on each tray.
The leaves came out perfectly dried.
After removing the dried leaves which I did easily by sliding my fingers down the stems.
I ended up with quite a bit of dried oregano.
I was able to fill up two jars! But as the season goes on I’ll use fresh oregano in our daily meals. But I’ll freeze all future batches of the dried oregano. This will help preserve them until I use the dried over winter.
I’m looking forward to drying oregano and others herbs as well as flowers and even make my own sun dried tomatoes in the food dehydrator. Then I can make some potpourri and dry fruits and vegetables too!
Since I’ve always wanted a food dehydrator I just couldn’t pass up one for $6!