Sunday, September 22, 2013
My new tool
Growing up my mom did her fair share of canning, and freezing. We had a nice size garden, and from what I remember kept us well fed through the winter. One of the tools that she used is the squeezo strainer. This year with our abundance of tomatoes (already canned 60 quarts) I started dreaming of her squeezo.
So I called her up and asked if she still used it- to which she promptly said YES! But she said that she would buy me one, a week later I was a proud owner. So now still knee deep in tomatoes (I think maybe next year we will scale back from our 50 plants) I was very eager to start using it!
I just cored the freshly picked tomatoes, added them to the hopper. Used the wooden plunger to push them in........
out the strainer comes the good stuff.....
I love it! We even made apple sauce, without peeling the apples.
What tool do you have that you just can't live without?