I've been buying a lot of spring fruit while it's in season and using my food dehydrator to dry it. The theory is that later in the year, when strawberries, blueberries, and cherries are expensive I'll have some in my pantry that I can use. The problem is that we keep eating my work! Dried fruits taste wonderful in a bowl of cereal or a batch of muffins. They also make a great snack on their own.
I found strawberries on sale for 99 cents a pound today, and brought four pounds home to dry:
This is the third batch of strawberries this month. There are three trays filled; when the dehydration is complete tomorrow morning they'll fill a large Tupperware container. I may go back to the store before the week is over for another set of berries!