Staying physically and mentally fit is the young person's holy grail, but there's simply no one right way to do it. In our Body Conscious series, we'll explore how some people protect their minds and bodies. Today, the lady chefs of Marlow and Sons show us how to make fruit leather.
Avery and Ashley, the pastry team at Marlow and Sons, spend their days envisioning, developing and executing memorable meal-ending dishes. This summer they've been experimenting with a dehydrator, using it to dry herbs and to create berry-rich fruit leathers from local farm yields. The chefs cook down fruits like peaches, plums, blueberries and strawberries to remove excess water and add a kick of raw honey. They puree the goods, pour it onto nonstick sheets and let it dehydrate. The end-products are jewel-toned, finger-staining, flavor-packed natural wonders. Marlow's multi-tray dehydrator is the stuff of pros, but smaller home models retail for less than 40 bucks. Invest in one and produce your own bounty of chewy, fiber-full and travel-ready snacks. We'd start with dried pears and apples, maybe some cherry tomatoes.