The other day I did a soup experiment. Well, let me back up a little.....
Over the past few years I've dried a whole LOT of veggies. I have not USED most of those veggies. Now that the food storage and I share the same office, I've heard them calling my name, asking to be used.
So I did.
Dried veggies aren't always the easiest things to re-hydrate. Therefore I decided to make them into an experimental soup. A quart of water. Two bouillon cubes. A double handful of dried tomatoes - I chose the somewhat ... uh ... over-dried ones (some might call them burnt, the Chubby Hubby generously calls them 'smoke flavored'). A handful each of dried wild green onions, eggplant, carrots, potatoes. Cover. Simmer for a few hours. Add leftover cooked wheat berries and some just-cooked chickpeas.
It worked! The tomatoes even DID add a nice smoky flavor.
This food drying stuff might just be a good idea.
Other vaguely connected links: Drying Pumpkins