Living without supermarkets, money and countless supplies of candy and chocolate (and the tired friday routine of emptying the shelves at the gas station: “We sure do deserve something extra super nice after a long hard week of work”)…. has taught me a thing or two about using, reusing and finding new uses for the scarce resources that we do have.
I like it.
I think it´s a very creative endeavour. Almost like a sport.
If we have an abundance of fruit and I can see that it´s getting mature faster than we eat it- I have taught myself the art (and when I say “art” I mean “art”) of drying fruit.
Now that we live in this temporary house it´s even easier because we have an electrical oven (wich regulates the temperature very easily)- however dried fruit is best to do in the wood stove (more ecological and economic)
Dried fruit is good in granola, in cakes and can even substitute for a kind of candy if you´re all out.