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xx   FOOD

How to dehydrate your fruits and vegetables. Includes information on air drying, sun drying, oven drying and dehydrator drying. Drying chart for fruits and vegetables included.
AMERICANA Sep-Oct 1978 (v.6#4) pg. 96

How to build your own food dehydrator and tips on drying, storing and rehydrating foods.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 18

How to dry fruits and vegetables for on-the-trail snacks.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1976 (v.66#8) pg. 16

How to build a food dehydrator from a cardboard box, lined with aluminum foil, with a 60-watt light as the heat source.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1978 (v.68#11) pg. 71

Dry your own trail snacks. Use this simple solar dryer to turn fresh fruit into tasty snacks.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1982 (v.72#3) pg. 60

Tip shows how to make a solar food dryer from an old folding-leg card table, scrap wood and mesh screening.
COUNTRYSIDE Mar 1978 (v.62#3) pg. 42

Drying root vegetables.
COUNTRYSIDE Sep 1980 (v.64#9) pg. 35

A large-capacity homemade food dehydrator that works. 50 to 100 barbecue skewers are used to hold the food inside a cabinet that is equipped with a heater/fan combination.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.74#1) pg. 22

How to make jerky. Two recipes for cures and some alternatives for drying described.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.76#4) pg. 46

Convert an old automatic dishwasher into a food dehydrator.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.79#2) pg. 36

How to make a homestead food dehydrator.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.81#6) pg. 107

Homebuilt solar food dryer does double duty as a cold frame in the spring.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.83#4) pg. 51

A solar food dryer that really works.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 2000 (v.84#5) pg. 52

Fruit and vegetable dryer (17"x17"x24" high) can be knocked down to store and quickly reassembled when needed. Can be used with a variety of heat sources. The four drawers are lined with screening.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1993 (v.24#5) pg. 40

How to dry fruits in the sun.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug 1979 (v.23#8) pg. 36

A guide to freezing and drying fruits and vegetables.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug 1980 (v.24#7) pg. 42

Candied flowers for gardeners with a sweet tooth. Description of a foolproof method for turning flowers into sweets for decorating cakes, canapes and other foods.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 38

Preserving the harvest. A guide to canning, freezing and dehydrating. Chart lists the best methods for preserving popular fruits and vegetables.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov 1999 (v.43#5) pg. 20

Solar food dryer has a built-in parabolic reflector to focus the sun's heat on the drying screen. Est. cost: $22.
HARROWSMITH #44 Aug-Sep 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 82

How to dry apples by stringing them on monofilament and hanging them for a couple weeks.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 103

Tips on using a food dehydrator.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 95

Tips on how to dry fruits and vegetables.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 26

Solar drying oven. Simple wooden frames and drying box are covered with screening.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1982 (v.71#2) pg. 28

How to use a dehydrator to preserve food.
KITCHEN GARDEN #4 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 76

How to preserve produce without refrigeration. Looks at the root cellar, food drying, and canning.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #10 Jul 1971 pg. 80

Build a solar food dehydrator.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 68

A three-way window box that is a solar heater, greenhouse, and food dryer in one.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #66 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 80

Build a solar food dryer from cardboard boxes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 98

How to dry tomatoes in the sun in the Italian style.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #112 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 119

Design for a simple solar food dryer.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1981 (v.2#5) pg. 76

How to solar dry fruits and vegetables. Includes a diagram of a solar dryer that can be built from a 55-gallon drum, plywood and plastic sheeting. Est. cost: $35-$50. Plans can be ordered for $6.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1977 (v.24#8) pg. 100

Guidelines on how to cook dried food for maximum flavor and tenderness.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1977 (v.24#8) pg. 104

How to build a large capacity dehydrator for the kitchen.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1977 (v.24#8) pg. 108

How to dry apricots so they stay flat, pliable and smooth.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1977 (v.24#8) pg. 112

Ancient ways to dry tomatoes, beans, peppers, onions and other vegetables.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1978 (v.25#8) pg. 122

How to dry your garden harvest. Includes instructions for building a dryer that can be heated with electricity, a solar-powered window shutter, or on the top of a wood stove. Dryer can also be used to incubate yogurt or for raising bread.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1979 (v.26#7) pg. 96

Comparative costs of canning, freezing, and drying.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1980 (v.27#8) pg. 58

Dried vegetables. How to prepare and dry vegetables in the oven.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1980 (v.27#8) pg. 63

How to solar-dry vegetables.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1980 (v.27#8) pg. 68

Flyproof food drying rack is made from two identical-size window screens.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1981 (v.28#5) pg. 18

Solar dryers you can build. Five different styles are built from plans and tested. This article reports the results of those tests.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1982 (v.29#8) pg. 77

Tip: How to dry mushrooms.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1988 (v.35#3) pg. 91

Tip: Impromptu solar food dryer uses corrugated metal roofing, a window screen and an old storm window.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1988 (v.35#6) pg. 88

How to sun-dry peppers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1988 (v.35#8) pg. 61

Plans for building a solar food dryer.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#7) pg. 68

How to dry fruits and vegetables.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1992 (v.39#7) pg. 49

A crop-by-crop guide to freezing and drying home-grown fruits and vegetables.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1994 (v.41#7) pg. 31
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1994 (v.41#9) pg. 8

Build your own fruit and vegetable drying cabinet. Uses an electric blower and heater to dry a load (14.5 square feet) of fruit in about 12 hours.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 112

How to build a solar food dryer. Has a collector area of 16 sq.ft. and the capacity to dry 5 to 10 pounds of food in one sunny day. Est. cost: $75.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 100

Solar dehydrator for drying foods with solar heat.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1976 (v.209#4) pg. 77

Solar food dehydrator built from 1/2 sheet of plywood and expanded-metal (for shelves). Winner in 6th annual plywood design contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1982 (v.221#2) pg. 97

Tip shows how to build a solar dryer for fruit and vegetables. Built into the south wall of a shed.
SUNSET Jul 1978 (v.161#1) pg. 94

How to make a hanging solar food dryer that folds up for storage.
SUNSET May 1984 (v.172#5) pg. 168

Step-by-step guide to dehydrating fruit.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 110

How to turn fresh fruit into fruit leather with or without a dehydrator.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 216

Fruit jerky. How to dry fruit puree that will keep up to one year.
WORKBASKET Sep 1988 (v.53#10) pg. 19