Dehydrator Diaries: Sun Fruit
"Listen," said the Chaffinch, "that isn't a sun egg. It's a kind of sun fruit called an orange...and they have lovely yellow juice in them."
- Elsa Beskow, from Sun Egg
I had an abundance of gorgeous organic oranges. I often drop a few dried orange peels in my tea blends for flavor, so I like to have plenty on hand. I add a bit of the actual orange instead of just the rind, but this does add to the D time. About 24 hours at 145 degrees.
Crooked Sun Fruit Kale
1 large head of kale (rinsed and torn into chip size pieces)
2 cups raw cashews (soaked at least 2 hours)
Juice of 5-6 oranges
Zest of 2 oranges
dash of sea salt
Blend all ingredients (except the kale) in a blender on high until completely smooth. Then pour it over the kale and mix it in (with your hands...messy!) to make sure each kale piece is coated. Lay onto mesh screens and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 12 hours, or overnight.