A reader responded to my last post about the perennial prepper garden with this comment:
What an awesome idea! It might be especially good for hard-to-dehydrate fruits like raspberries. Don't get me wrong, it's not hard to actually dehydrate raspberries but I haven't had success with rehydrating them and using them. They have turned into hard little balls that stayed somewhat hard and chewy when I re-hydrated/reconstituted them.
But fruit leather might be an excellent way to dehydrate raspberries and other fruits. I'm going to get right on that over the weekend, and expand this post to include directions and pictures for making fruit leather, for those who have never done it, or who just want to see how I do it. I only have one fruit leather tray so I often use wax paper to line my dehydrator trays to make more at a time.
Please drop back by this post after the weekend and see what I've added.
UPDATE: The raspberry fruit leather is delicious. It took three days for it to dry in my oven with just the pilot light for heat, but it came out great. It's tasty and it's a beautiful red color.