Dehydrating banana skins in the oven

Monday, 15 February 2021

I’m going to start with the highlight of my day. Probably of my week. Most definitely of my month.

Homemade buns made and delivered by my dear brother. And they are amazing! So good, still warm, melt in your mouth goodness with all the feeling of home, coziness, and comfort. Artisan buns that look so professional with the bread bag. Thanks bro!

Delicious, still warm, melt in your mouth, homemade buns! ©WQuinn 2021

I woke up this morning with a migraine – pending snow storm and a year since my last chiro appointment – but as long as I didn’t bend over or move suddenly, I was good to work. Sometimes working with a migraine has benefits in that I see things differently. Kind of like I’m working from a different part of my brain. I had a minor breakthrough on this design project that has been giving me a hard time.

And for some reason I decided today would be the day to dehydrate the banana peels. Our new stove has a dehydrating setting which, at the time of purchase, sold me on this model. Now, however, I see it as a waste of time and money (electricity).

Still frozen but ready for the oven.

So why banana peels? They make great fertilizer for the garden.

Why not the stove? Three takeaways:

  • Takes wayyyyyy too long. I started at 10:40 am. It’s 10:07 pm. I’m giving them 12 hours exactly and if they’re not done…too bad.
  • Oh, and the smell! I had candles burning all day to mask the smell
  • The oven is occupied all day so if you want to make dinner, bake some cookies…you’re out of luck!

I won’t be doing this again, at least not this way. Next time I will wait for summer and harness the heat of the sun. But I’m glad I gave it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained.