There is great benefit in Patience. I have coveted the Excalibur dehydrator ever since I became raw 3 years ago. I was never quite able to get one. They are not easily found in Greece except at www.biosophy.gr where I get most of my exotic raw foods such as goji berries, maca, and raw chocolate powder and nibs (no, these items are hardly exotic in N. Europe and U.S. but to me they are, like drinking water from the faucet, great luxuries). Also, I made do with my oven which has a fan and starts at a low setting of 40c. With the door cracked open I was able to dehydrate plenty of food over the years.
However, without the right tools things are just harder. Just this spring I got my very first high speed blender… the Vitamix TNC… and immediately enjoyed the high level of quality raw foods this blender produced. I can’t imagine how I ever dealt with my old “regular” blender. Now it’s time for a dehydrator.
In my online search for the Excalibur I found the Sedona by Tribest (the same people who make the Green Star Juicers…. a most excellent juicer) instead. It has 9 trays and 2 fans which means I can close off 5 of the trays when I don’t have alot to dehydrate and just use one fan and 4 trays. I think that’s a great advantage. Also, there is a real glass door that opens just like an oven. The Excalibur’s door comes off completely… and you can’t see inside while dehydrating.
So Patience is, in fact, a good thing to have. I have now planned out my many new creations for when I get my new self-gift on Wednesday (maybe even Tuesday!!!). I have homemade coconut butter top of the list and oh so many raw cookies and chips and onion rings…..
Now if I could only find some kale…… (another impossible thing to find here, like young Thai coconuts).
Patience, Vida….. patience…..