So, I hate tomatoes with the passion of 1,000 hells. Really, really truly.
But sometimes a recipe calls for sun-dried tomatoes, and it can't really be made without them. If they have enough flavour, I'm OK to add them to the recipe, but it's kind of a crap shoot on if they're too tomato-y for me to handle. Especially when they're raw, which is how sun-dried tomatoes are.
It occurred to me a couple of weeks ago, that I could easily make them with Arthur (my Excalibur dehydrator), and control the flavour. And it would be cheaper, as I'd get more, and more convenient, since every other time I need them, it seems they've falled into some sort of alternate dimension because they're nowhere to be found!
When they were sufficiently dry, then turned out like this!
And I tried one!
And then another!!
And didn't spew! They were actually tasty (for tomatoes)!! My sun-dried tomato babies turned out! I'm so proud!!