I've used the bottled kind but not the packaged dry ones. I will look next time I go to the store. I have not been able to find dried cranberries that have no added sugar. After hearing of your landlady using her oven - I might give that a try. Did she give you any specifics like temp/time/technique? LeAnn
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I have a dehydrater also... I like it, but it is too small also. My landlady says she just uses her oven. Just have to buy some mesh racks. She gave me a WHOLE BUNCH of dehydrated cranberries that she dried herself. No sugar! They are really delicious. Just a little tart. Perfect. YUMMY! I love banana chips, but I won't buy them from the store anymore. I think they cover them in oils and sugar. They really don't need anything added. I made my own from organic bananas, just dipped them in some lemon juice before drying. MMMMM! They were sweet without adding anything.
Thanks for the dried tomato idea; I just forgot all about that one. I have a dinky little dryer that someone gave me--someday, when...anyway, I'd like to have one of those big-I-can't-remember-its-name (is it Excalibur or something like that?) one.
It's too late for my tomatoes this year; they're all picked and made into sauce. Next year I'm going to plant a lot more and dry some as well...oh yum yum!!
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Oh, I've been in Walmart's that carry produce. Some are okay and in others its pretty bad. Then again, I was on a work trip in northern North Dakota where all of the food at the Walmart was much better than anything at the one tiny grocery store in town...
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I have dried fruits, but not tomatoes. Yeah! Let us know how it goes... also, the link doesn't work.
No. Walmart has some groceries. No produce of any kind, though... like you said, though. I'm not sure I would want to buy my produce from Walmart. They offer really cheap prices on a lot of things, but to offer the cheapest prices on food... well, it would make me wonder. WHERE did it come from, WHY is it so cheap, WHO grew it, WHAT did they spray on it? You know what i mean...
The store near where I live is a smaller version of the grocery store about 8 miles away, across the street from our SuperWalMart. It's a Super HEB-they carry EVERYTHING-including my spag squash & eggplant.
I've learned NOT to buy ANY fruits and tomatoes at WalMart. NO flavor at all-they almost taste as though they've been frozen then thawed out. Fruits & veggies I buy at HEB. Our Super HEB you can buy furniture & electronics now. Totally ridiculous! Why can't grocery stores just carry food items
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I prefer the dry ones, too. They have a great flavor. Its very different from a fresh tomato. I was having trouble finding them dry for a while, so when I did find them I bought a lot. They're well sealed, so they'll keep.
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I buy mine dried. Sometimes when I see them in the cupboard I grab one just to chew on. They are YUMMY! A little bit sweet (from being dried I guess) They are great chopped up and added to pasta or quinoa. I like to have cooked whole wheat pasta, add a little olive oil, maybe some sea salt and pepper. Add some diced mozza or sprinkle some FRESH parmesan and add chopped sun dried tomatoes. THEN, serve some cooked scallops or shrimp on top!!! YUMMY!
You can buy sun-dried tomatoes. They come packed in oil or dry in packages, sort of like dried fruit. Sometimes I find them in produce. Other times they're with the other things that are in jars - even the ones that aren't in jars.
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