Sunday, October 16, 2005

USEFUL ANTIQUE


We turned about fifteen pounds of beautiful Roma tomatoes into fifteen pints of pureed tomatoes this morning. The sorta of easy way is to cook the tomatoes first and put them through that little gadget above. It's a Foley Food Mill. We have one that looks just like it, but a little more used. Circa 1933 works on elbow grease. Makes great applesauce too. The beautiful thing is that you don't have the peel the fruit or vegetables. Just trim, cube, cook, process, put in jars and nurse 'em for about half an hour. Uh, we have a pressure cooker that's almost as old as the food miill. We've had to replace a pressure gauge and some gaskets over the years but it still works fine too.

They still sell them. They don't look quite like the one we inherited from grandma but they're still on the market, don't cost much and appear to wear well. After all ours is probably 72 years old. I think that's pretty darn remarkable.

3 comments:

oceanmrc said...

REAL tomatoes?  Ohhhh........

toonguykc said...

I'm only going to miss Summer because of the lack of fresh tomatoes.  From now on, they ones from the grocery store are going to be bland and puny.  

visionarydiva1 said...

Interesting. Sometimes I wish I was more into stuff like that but everytime I try my patience and attention span gets short!!!

Amy
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