Oh Mark. If there is one vegie on earth that I can't stand is the tomatillo. I have tried it every way human can think. Just something that I can't stand (and I am a veggie lover). I love salsas, and I can't even begin to put it in the sauce, oh brother. My sister loves tomatillos and cilantro too. I am acquiring a taste for cilantro, I actually now crave cilantro taste, but, maybe one day, the tomatillo will be in my palate.
The tomatillos self-seed like nothing on this earth at my place, I planted them a couple of years ago, and I can't get rid of them :-D I keep trying. I thought that the bees would enjoy the flowers, nope. Not here. They are in love with the brocooli plant flowers that I work hard to keep pruned, to keep the flowers coming. Very very good for the bees. The broccoli bolted very quickly this year, so fast that we did not even gather narry a crown, so I thought I would work with it and let it go for the bees. And so it has. The broccoli flowers are covered all day with honeybees, so I know for surely that it is a good plant to plant a small field of for next year, for the bees only. If us humans can get some little florets, more the better. I will have a patch for the bees and one that I cultivate for the human side :)
Tomatoes. That is how we dry these good. And yes, we have an electric dehydator, holds many trays of food. My sister made an enormous home made one, which is a beauty in itself, and I purchased a smaller model last year from a local hardware store, both are immensely wonderful to dry the foods. Yeah!!! Gotta love this live we're livin'. Cindi