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It works still. The door fell off earlier this year and broke the plexiglass. Just needs that and some new velcro on the door. I have the velcro. So $10 or so to fix it. Mom really wants me to take it now. If there had been room in the truck she might have put it in today when we were packing to come home.

Our camping tent is an old 1970s Montgomery Ward canvas tent. It's 8x12. We can even fit the cots in and have room to stand and dress. It's pretty easy to put up. I can do it alone.
 

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Yes. I remember when they did and they liquidated the one in Virginia Beach. We actually shopped there fairly often but I guess it was one of the few doing ok.
 

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I have an Excalibur 9 tray with the solid sheets for every tray. I sometimes use my surplus zucchini to make fruit roll ups, flavored with and cooked in frozen Welches grape juice. Run through a blender and pour on the solid sheets. I dehydrate tomatoes, great on winter salads when there are no fresh tomatoes and who wants store bought? :sick

I've made hash browns with my mandolin slicer, blanched and dehydrated them. Stored in a glass jar, they go great for hash browns or in soups and stews. They keep forever.
 

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I have an Excalibur 9 tray with the solid sheets for every tray. I sometimes use my surplus zucchini to make fruit roll ups, flavored with and cooked in frozen Welches grape juice. Run through a blender and pour on the solid sheets. I dehydrate tomatoes, great on winter salads when there are no fresh tomatoes and who wants store bought? :sick

I've made hash browns with my mandolin slicer, blanched and dehydrated them. Stored in a glass jar, they go great for hash browns or in soups and stews. They keep forever.
I found that, in the winter if I really want tomatoes in my tacos or something, I open and drain a can of diced tomatoes. Tomatoes that are headed for canning are usually picked ripe, because they will have such a short trip to the canning facility. The flavor is much better than store-bought "fresh" and the texture isn't that bad- a little softer than my own home picked but still a usable substitute.
 

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I have an Excalibur 9 tray with the solid sheets for every tray. I sometimes use my surplus zucchini to make fruit roll ups, flavored with and cooked in frozen Welches grape juice. Run through a blender and pour on the solid sheets. I dehydrate tomatoes, great on winter salads when there are no fresh tomatoes and who wants store bought? :sick

I've made hash browns with my mandolin slicer, blanched and dehydrated them. Stored in a glass jar, they go great for hash browns or in soups and stews. They keep forever.
Are store bought tomatoes, really tomatoes? I think that's a good question to ask.

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The answer is likely no, as I have never had one from the store that tastes as sweet as the ones from my garden.
It's really easy to make your home grown tomatoes taste like store bought. Pick them when they are starting to turn red and store them in the refrigerator.
 

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It's really easy to make your home grown tomatoes taste like store bought. Pick them when they are starting to turn red and store them in the refrigerator.

up until this year we've had great luck with most of our tomatoes - this year we tried a new variety and they were just like store tomatoes in that they were hard even when ripe. it was odd for us to process them and the taste wasn't as good as usual so we won't be looking for these ever again to plant. i want tomatoes to be big, soft and juicy when they're ready.
 
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