This second week of September we're drying apple slices in our dehydrator at 135 degrees for 10 hours. The process locks in freshness so that in the middle of winter a sprinkling of hot water can bring back the pliability of the fruit to be used in pies and cobblers.
Also, on the list this week? Tomatoes, yes you heard right, drying tomatoes. Dried tomatoes are a great additon to kale and eggs, to beans and greens, or anything that benefits from color and zest. If tomatoes are properly dehydrated they will last a year.