How to Freeze Dry and Store Your Favorite Foods: Guide with Pictures

If there’s one thing that I absolutely love, it’s freeze-dried goodies. Lyophilization, otherwise known as freeze-drying, not only preserves the color of food but also preserves the flavor. Freeze-drying reduces thermal damage to nutrients that are heat sensitive. But how do you freeze-dry and store foods? Freeze drying foods is a straightforward process. Prep food…

Do Raspberries Need Full Sun?

Raspberries, which I recently learned are not true berries in the strict sense (because they emanate from one flower with multiple ovaries, while true berries stem from a single flower with one ovary and many seeds) need a good bit of sun, though mine tolerate some shade. Even so, do raspberries need full sun? Raspberries…

Do Beans Grow on Trees?

Beans are healthy, nutritious foods that come in many different varieties. Growing beans and other things in the garden one year, one of my younger children commented on how tall some plants get. Then, they asked if beans grow on trees. Beans like coffee and carob beans grow on trees or plants, while most garden…

Can Carrots Grow on Trees?

Carrots are delicious, nutrient-rich vegetables that are easy and affordable to produce at home. Not only that but they can also be grown in many different climates! If you’re interested in producing your own carrots, it’s important to know exactly how to grow them. Carrots cannot grow on trees. They are root vegetables, which means…