View Full Version : wee! I am so excited!
01-23-2005, 10:14 AM
Hey gals & guys! I was just given the go ahead to stop by the walmart supercenter (I don't typically shop there) and buy a nesco dehydrator! My old Ronco that I use isn't powerful enough to dry the pizza dough I am making today, so DH said go ahead! (due to the heating coil, I always keep the dough two levels up, but that drags out the drying time too.)
I want an excalibur, but that will have to wait until my next bonus check. (40 dollars in the interim will let me better control the temp.) And, I can continue to use the old Ronco to do things like yam chips, and stuff that is less dependant on the circulating air of a fan.
I also bought a new kitchen bakers rack with a wooden top yesterday...So I have nice clean space to set the uncook books and dehydrator. For some reason, over the past two years since we came back stateside, I have neglected my kitchen. Since I mostly ate plain produce, I didn't spend much time in there. Now with all the serious gourmet recipies I have been doing, I noticed just how bland it was in there! I put a plant on the upper shelf, to make the atmosphere less sterile.
Hope everyone is having a nice sunday,
01-23-2005, 10:36 AM
Cool! Yeah, you'll love that little Nesco...at least I know I do! :)
01-23-2005, 10:57 AM
That's great Cassy! I'm glad for you. Enjoy!!
01-23-2005, 12:06 PM
Wooohoooo! Very cool! I know how excited I was when I got mine. Have fun!!
01-23-2005, 12:18 PM
I just got home with the new dehydrator. Best part, I discovered that the special trays I was using for fruit leather and flat bread fit in the new machine! So, I just popped the pizza dough into the new nesco, from the Ronco, after I had washed the pieces! I am thrilled that I will not have to order lots of new parts. This means hopefully the crust will be done today, not tomorrow night!
I was thinking that a deeper tray would be nice, and I have heard those are available online...
Did anyone notice that they include jerking spices in the box, and they contain nitrates! Wow...I didn't know you could buy those types of things as a consumer...such chemicals that they are advocating!
Oh- I also found some of the square glass canisters at the Walmart. They were half the price of Linens and Things. I normally abstain from shopping at Walmart, due to my feelings about mass market superstores, & supporting mom & pop stores, but I really wanted the Nesco. I couldn't believe the prices on stuff...They had kitchen aid appliances there for so much cheaper than elsewhere. Oh-well. We do live in a global economy, don't we?
Off to fill the dehydrator,
:) :) :)
sounds like your kitchen is taking on a whole new look, I haven't tried a pizza yet, lots of people have recommended it. Good luck with yours, it sounds like your new dehydrator will dry it faster, along with all the other interesting things you make.
01-23-2005, 12:27 PM
"I normally distain shopping at Walmart, as it is really catering to the lowest denominator, but I really wanted the Nesco."
Just out of curiosity, Cassy, what does that (part in bold) mean?
01-28-2005, 01:42 PM
I am pleased that you got a desired product to continue this lifestyle, and I found that your post have been very informative and enlightening, but please clear something up in my mind as I found your description of shopping at Walmart as inflamatory and denigrading " lowest denominator " :(
This board caters to all types of person from all walks of life and I would really think you did not mean to insult anyone who makes Walmart their store of choice. You may wish to edit that out of your comments to avoid that perception.
I normally distain shopping at Walmart, as it is really catering to the lowest denominator, but I really wanted the Nesco. I couldn't believe the prices on stuff...They had kitchen aid appliances there for so much cheaper than elsewhere. Oh-well. We do live in a global economy, don't we?
Off to fill the dehydrator,
:) :) :)
01-28-2005, 02:07 PM
I'm sooooooo sorry that it came across that I was refering to the SHOPPERS! :eek: I was referring to the fact that at times I feel they are marketing products by companies that are taking advantage of workers in 3rd and 4th world countries...That was why I said what I did about us living in a global economy! That our workers are losing out due to imported goods.
I remember when walmart was about american made, so that was what I had in mind when I wrote that. I can't say I am a perfect shopper either, I just meant that I try to support the little guy.
I am SOOOOO sorry, I am going to edit my post so no one else might get that impression.
01-28-2005, 05:35 PM
Congrats on the purchase. I don't have a dehydrator yet. I'm tempted but am waiting a while.
I have a question. Do you cook for your husband. What kind of dishes. My husband and kids are not raw and I seem to do fine with making them meals. But I was just curious how you handle it.
01-28-2005, 06:37 PM
Wahoo, my dehydrator FINALLY came today... just about 10 minutes ago even. Gives me plenty of time to make stuff up tonight to start dehydratin' while I sleep :) I have been SO wanting crackers with guac and hummus and avo "sandwiches"... mmmm....
01-28-2005, 06:52 PM
Sedona: I have had mine running nearly all week! I have been doing fruit and stuff, as well as the sweet potato chips in addition to the things I made last weekend... My husband is joking that the electric bill will be going up! I popped back saying well, it could be worse, I could be running the REAL oven all day and night! :) We laughed over that!
Twin Yoga. YOu asked what i cook for my husband. I am lucky in that he really likes smoothes and stuff, so he has always done that for his late night meal. We both work lots of hours, so i mostly only cook on weekends, and then he eats what I have made lots of thru the week. Typically if I cook I will make tortilla fillings, whether it be cooked hummus or beans, or ground turkey. I don't mind doing it for him, seeing as I try to make it healthy and whole. He has mentioned greater interest in doing more raw these days, only he says he wants heavier dishes. I have been making him sandwhiches on the onion bread, with avocado, veggies and moc salmon salad. That has gone over really well, as has raw sushi and fruit pies.
THis weekend I am going to try some more flatbread, and do a couple of Alissas recipes using sprouted rye. I love rye bread. I have yet to try sprouted rye....I will post how it comes out.
01-29-2005, 03:37 AM
Cassy -- I'm totally with you on your WalMart philosophy. I hate that they've taken so many jobs away from American workers. And that their overseas labor is forced to accept lower and lower contracts in order to keep the business. And that they, in turn, run sweatshops in order to turn their profit. And that WalMart itself pays its employees such low wages, little or no health insurance, and treats them so poorly. And that its prices are so low that people can't resist shopping there, which boosts its success thereby starting the whole cycle all over again. I just feel sad about it. I'm old enough to remember when buying goods made in America was a source of pride.
So -- I guess that's my mini-rant. I'm glad they don't sell raw food there; then my beliefs would really be put to the test! ;)
02-06-2005, 02:08 PM
I am with you Cassy and RawTruth!!
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