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Friday, 22 November 2013

DRYING TIME

Morning Prim Folk,  Happy Friday to you all!!!!!!  Cold this morning, guess Old Man Winter is here to stay. Had more snow two nights ago, beginning to look a lot like Christmas...........I had been  drying  out some orange and apple slices, I would like to hang them on the tree this year, love the simple look. But mine seem to turn dark where I have seen pictures of nice brighter dried fruit, any suggestions  out there????  I did mine in a oven on low for a few days, any better way?............Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, Blessings Francine.
dried oranges


dried apples

26 comments:

  1. Morning Francine
    I have never tryed doing this looks interesting ! May be a bit of craft paint to brighten them up if that's what your looking for . Mild 8°C and raining here today . Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  2. I have never tried doing this either. I'm not sure what to tell you. Maybe you could Google it, or try ask.com. Great idea though!

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  3. Bonjour,
    Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail! Des aventures et de très belles photos.
    Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
    Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs et voir mon travail, merci beaucoup et bonne journée!

    HI, I discover your blog that I like very much! adventures and very beautiful photographs.
    I am french amateur photographer; I was registered to follow your publications
    Do not hesitate to visit my blogs and see my work, thank you, have a nice day! Cath.

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  4. nice, natural decorations, though!

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  5. They look really cool! (cold too!)

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  6. Wonder if you would put lemon juice on them before you dry them? Dianntha

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  7. I always soaked mine in bottled lemon juice with a little salt.Let the apples soak about 6 minutes then dry slowly in the oven. The oranges should dry naturally on low. Warm Blessings! Amy

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  8. Hi Francine...I just finished drying a batch of apples and oranges too...For apples I soak them in a solution of lemon juice and salt for twenty minutes...off to the dehydrator they go...I bought my dehydrator at Walmart twenty years ago, best friend a crafter can have and it is not expensive and you can buy additional trays...Hope this helps...

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  9. Hi, Fran, I have never tried this but I think yours look great! Anything left out on my counters is sure to be knocked off by cats!

    Melinda

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  10. I was going to say give e a soak in lemon juice and salt too, but I see other ladies already said that. Have fun! Started my decorating at the homestead and have to get back to posting. Have a great weekend! Janice

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  11. I hope the lemon juice suggestions help you! I love these natural decorations!

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  12. look good Francine. Hope the lemon and salt idea works.

    Felicia

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  13. I've never dried anything but flowers, but would love to give this a try--Let us know how it ends up working! Stay warm, and enjoy your snow--Cold is coming in our direction, but none of the white-stuff! Take care!

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  14. I like them dark looking Francine....TGIF friend
    Earlene

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  15. Thought I would stop on over ~ thank you for stopping for a visit on my blog :) Your decorations are wonderful (I hope to be doing some decorating come Sunday) - the holidays are coming and old man winter has arrived - it looks like you have more snow at this time but ours will be coming. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Hi Francine...I love the old fashioned natural decorations too...so early American...and they smell wonderful!
    Enjoy the weekend,
    Robyn

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  17. I've never tried drying any before but I love the looks of them on a tree!

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  18. Hi Francine,
    I love the look of dried fruit on the tree.
    Yes, I think the lemon juice should do it!
    Stay warm and cozy!
    xo

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  19. I would try the lemon juice! I used to have a dried fruit garland and loved it. It had bay leaves and cinnamon sticks and red check bows interspersed with the fruit. Stay warm and enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Thanks for posting this Francine, I wasn't aware of the lemon juice/salt tip. I dried my last batch in the oven low and slow but sprinkled with cinnamon so they ended up dark anyway but ohhhh do they smell good! Did an all natural tree one year - LOVED IT! ~*~Lisa

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  21. Hi Francine,love the idea of a natural tree.I was wanting to do one myself but dreaded the thought of drying the fruit.I 've tried it before but it was not a pretty result.LOL! Stay warm and looking forward to seeing more of your decorations.Blessings,Jen

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  22. I think your dried fruit looks good!
    I like to stick to natural decor too,
    then you can just throw it away.
    I use to soak my fruit in a disolved Vitamin C before drying.
    I'm not sure if it helps the colour or not!

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  23. I use lemon juice and salt as well but I think they look good just like they are.
    Donna

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  24. Ooooh! I LOVE the idea of dried fruit on the tree! Yep, I would try lemon juice trick. :> )

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  25. I have never tried this..but it looks like great fun! I have put cloves in an orange and hung it up..smell good for a long time:)

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