Dehydrating fruit cheaply using an oval shaped crock pot (precisely)

Stemming from my previous post, “Jingle Smells and Christmas Pre-scents”, here’s how you can dehydrate the oranges yourself without worrying about your electricity bill.

To dehydrate in the oven, you’ll need to have the pieces in there on a low heat (around 80c) for about 3 hours, I can imagine that would use a similar amount of electricity as boiling your kettle for a long period of time.

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Jingle Smells and Christmas Pre-scents

A Christmas blog series from me wouldn’t be right without a little bit of science.

Your senses can be exercised like a muscle. The more you practice your sense of smell, the stronger it gets and if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it! There’s nothing better than the scents that remind you of Christmas, just one whiff in a German market, a fresh pine Christmas tree or, for us, Bacon and Buck’s Fizz.

Christmas candles are great, but I’m literally setting my money on fire and I don’t feel like they last too long. Instead, I’ve come up with a little alternative that you can make yourself and put in your room to smell a little bit more Christmassy, or even give to a friend to stink up their stocking (in a nice way!).

A combination of a couple of ingredients can create a new “smell”. Here’s a little post on how to make a ‘Mulled Wine’ Christmas smell out of simple, Christmassy ingredients.

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