Colorful red chile ristras hung from vigas are practical as well as decorative.
Secure the cloth with toothpicks or long sewn stitches.Goat and lamb can also be dried but tend to have strong flavors that are intensified by drying. Freeze the meat, then allow it to thaw slightly before slicing.Foods may be sun-dried with or without a solar dehydrator, dried in a gas or electric oven, or dried with a portable electric dehydrator.Blanching breaks down plant tissue so it dries faster and rehydrates more quickly after drying.Although steam blanching and water blanching are both discussed in this guide, water blanching is preferred to steam blanching.
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To blanch in boiling water, use one gallon of boiling water per pound of food.