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Monday, March 3, 2014

Not Much New!


Not much new here!!!  I have been wanting to try dehydrating strawberries so when I found some FL ones that were 99 cents a box I bought a box.  Sliced them and put them in the dehydrator.  They are a hit and I really like them cut up in my granola mixture!  I want to do more now.  Learning how to use my dehydrator for more things!


Since I only had the one box of strawberries to try I used the other trays for carrots for soup.


Our daughter, Sue, brought these special cupcakes over for Valentine's Day!  They were delicious!  And no calories either! LOL


Papa had a birthday!  Here are the "littles" putting candles on his cake!!  That's all the news this time!  Hopefully the weather will warm up and I will be back to gardening soon!  Stay warm!


14 comments:

Daphne Gould said...

Lovely berries. I've never dried strawberries. I ought to try this summer if I get enough. Sadly I'm fighting some disease in that bed so only the resistant variety is producing anything.

lynn said...

it's been a long, boring winter for me--hopefully, it's almost over:)

the strawberries look yummy, nancy!
happy belated bday to your husband!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Do try drying strawberries. I find them so good in my granola mix! I have been wanting to try drying them for awhile now. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lynn, I think we all are more than ready for a little nicer weather! Seems like most of the country has been in a deep freeze! Hang in there! Nancy

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Nancy! Those cupcakes are adorable! And kudos to you for dehydrating strawberries! The carrots will come in handy as well. Our weather has turned much cooler this week after being so warm over the weekend. So no going outside for me yet! Hope your snow melts soon! Happy birthday to the hubs! Blessings from Bama!

Audrey said...

Hi Nancy ... good to hear from you. I have never dehydrated anything, but I can see where it could be so handy. The girls are beautiful and a belated happy birthday wish to the Mr.
Take care.
Audrey Z.
@ Timeless Treasures

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Felecia, Thanks for the birthday wishes for hubby. I have been wanting to try dehydrating strawberries for awhile now so am glad I finally got to do it and liked the results! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Thanks! Do you have a dehydrator? I am just starting to do more things with mine. Can't garden so need to do something! Nancy

Susan said...

Oh boy! All of this non calorie food is making me want some cake. :) Happy belated birthday to "Papa Gardener".

Susan

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Susan, What a delight to hear from you again with your busy schedule! Thanks for the birthday greetings for Papa Gardener. He had a nice birthday. Does birthday cake count as calories? LOL Nancy

Julie said...

I've been wanting a dehydrator! And those delicious strawberries make me want one even more. It seems that every store bought dried fruit I see has added sugar and other stuff, so I would love to make my own. Speaking of sugar... those cupcakes look delicious!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Julie, that is what I didn't like about the dried fruit I bought plus the other stuff they put in. I hope you will be able to get a dehydrator soon! I just bought more Fl strawberries to dry today! Nancy

Becky @ Becky's Place said...

Mmm, strawberries are my favorite food - love 'em. I don't know that a package of strawberries would last long enough around me to be sliced, dried and stored. Well, they certainly wouldn't make it to stored - ha!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Becky, That is why you have to buy three or four packages! So that some will get preserved! LOL Nancy