However, a surefire, easy success with the dehydrator is trays full of mint. I didn't know if the mint I dried last year would be enough for the whole year for Papa Pea's morning cup of mint tea, but it did last with a whole two cups to spare. Success! I can actually grow and preserve enough mint for a year! Now I'm starting on this coming year's supply and have five cups already stashed away in the pantry.
Speaking of the pantry, good thing I started cleaning and sorting it yesterday. I didn't get as far as I would have liked, but I did discover in sorting one cabinet that we didn't have as much parsley left from last year as I thought. (Should have known as I used a LOT of dried parsley in my cooking.) Fortunately, I've got two luxurious parsley plants out in the garden that will more than fill the eight trays of the dehydrator so I plan on doing at least one filling of it tomorrow. Two if time allows.
When the garden harvest starts coming in, it somehow makes all the work worthwhile, doesn't it?