Author: Kimberly Starr

  • Do Freeze-Dryers Use a Lot of Electricity?

    Do Freeze-Dryers Use a Lot of Electricity?

    Home freeze-drying has become a new and exciting way to preserve food. But, since freeze-dryers are a part of modern technology, they might exceed our budget. So, are they worth the money? Freeze-dryers use more electricity than home appliances like dishwashers, fridges, or freezers. However, when counting total food storage ability and time, the overall […]

  • Can You Use Silicone in a Freeze-Dryer? Things to Know

    Can You Use Silicone in a Freeze-Dryer? Things to Know

    Silicone is a durable manufactured material that we can use in many ways. It’s been widely embraced by the food world and is FDA-approved. For this and many more reasons, it’s an excellent accessory for enthusiastic freeze-dryers. Silicone is safe and easy to use in a freeze-dryer because of its ability to withstand intense temperatures […]

  • Can You Make Money with a Freeze-Dryer? Complete Guide

    Can You Make Money with a Freeze-Dryer? Complete Guide

    Most people who decide to invest in freeze-dryers may wonder about running a home business with their freeze-dryer (along with personal use). The number of freeze-dried foods we can make is an excellent option to consider. Even so, can you make money with a freeze-dryer? Anyone can make money with their home freeze-dryer by selling […]

  • Freeze-Dried Steak: the Complete Guide

    Freeze-Dried Steak: the Complete Guide

    As a new freeze-dryer owner (or even if you’ve had one for a while) – we might be wondering which recipes work best in that shiny new machine. While we can freeze-dry almost any water-based food – something we recommend trying is steak! Freeze-dried steak has a long shelf life and lasts years longer than […]

  • Complete Guide to Freeze-Drying Yogurt and Kefir

    Complete Guide to Freeze-Drying Yogurt and Kefir

    While yogurt and kefir both come from fermented milk, they have some differences. For example, kefir is a creamier liquid, whereas yogurt has a thicker consistency. In addition, both contain probiotics that promote healthy digestion, but kefir has a higher content. Yogurt and kefir are full of healthy nutrients including calcium, protein, and probiotics. These […]

  • Can Chickens Eat Freeze-Dried Foods?

    Can Chickens Eat Freeze-Dried Foods?

    Aside from the usual chicken feed and live bugs that chickens regularly enjoy, some people have wondered if freeze-drying food for their chickens as a treat would be a good idea. But is it even safe to feed our chickens freeze-dried food? It is fine and safe to feed chickens freeze-dried foods (and insects) as […]

  • Can You Rent a Freeze-Dryer? Things to Know!

    Can You Rent a Freeze-Dryer? Things to Know!

    Freeze-drying allows us to dehydrate food for long-term use easily. It’s an excellent tool for stocking home food storage, preserving food for hiking trips or outdoor adventures, and avoiding waste when products are near their best before dates. That’s why many people wonder if you could rent a freeze-dryer. Freeze dryers can be rented for […]

  • How to Store Honey: Short-Term and Long-Term Food Storage

    How to Store Honey: Short-Term and Long-Term Food Storage

    Whether raw or pasteurized, honey is always good in our cupboard. It’s a suitable sugar replacement that packs lots of benefits. Once honey becomes part of our regular diet, we’ll find out that having a steady supply is important. To store honey properly for either short or long-term use, first, make sure to have a […]

  • Complete Guide to Storing Wheat in Food Storage

    Complete Guide to Storing Wheat in Food Storage

    Wheat is an excellent candidate for food storage, especially long-term. Due to its suitability for long-term storage, wheat is a popular food for emergency supplies. In addition, it’s a helpful grain that can be purchased in bulk and used regularly. Wheat contains many nutrients, such as calcium and iron. It is also a significant source […]

  • Do Vegetables Have Seeds? Veggie Growing Guide

    Do Vegetables Have Seeds? Veggie Growing Guide

    Fruits and vegetables are different species of plants, and we usually classify them according to their taste and texture. One way to organize plants in the garden is by looking at how they reproduce, so let’s find out whether vegetables have seeds. Botanically and scientifically speaking, vegetables don’t have seeds inside them. Vegetables flower and […]

  • Can Chickens Eat Freeze-Dried Insects? (Crickets, Mealworms, Etc)

    Can Chickens Eat Freeze-Dried Insects? (Crickets, Mealworms, Etc)

    Chickens are omnivores and can eat most meats, vegetables, fruits, and a wide variety of insects. But what about freeze-dried insects – can chickens eat them safely? Chickens can eat freeze-dried insects as long as they have been properly freeze-dried and are from reliable sources. Just like live insects, the freeze-dried varieties are packed with […]

  • How to Freeze-Dry Insects (Crickets, Mealworms, Worms, etc.)

    How to Freeze-Dry Insects (Crickets, Mealworms, Worms, etc.)

    Did you know the freeze-dryer can also freeze-dry insects? Why would anyone want to freeze dry bugs? Some people like to eat freeze-dried insects. Other people use freeze-dried insects as a special treat for their farm animals or even pets like hedgehogs and reptiles. Freeze-Drying insects is like freeze-drying any other food. It can be […]