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Thats as close as I come to prepping. I had a poor year with my garden but did manage to put up 15 pints of very thick tomato sauce plus 15 qts of puree. This rather cheap implement that I bought at a Fleet & Farm store worked out great. Seeds and skins poop out the end and the juice and pulp comes out the side.
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Nothing wrong with that! Great looking sauce!

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I haven't done canning in years. I have a 12 ? quart pressure canner, but I don't have anything to put up.
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Looking good, eelj.

Mrs. Mason made some outrageously good blueberry-lime jam from this summer's five or so gallon blueberry harvest. Unfortunately, she has little energy for such things recently due to caring for her mother.
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My wife and I have done a lot of canning for years. Tomatos would need to be scalded then shocked in cold water and peeled. The mill that I used and I can't even remember the name but is very likely sold at most hardware or fleet stores was relatively cheap and only requires the fruit to be washed. My first thought when looking at it was my Kitchen aid stand mixer. I researched and they have one similar but it doesn't seperate the seed and skin from the pulp. Plus it costs 100 bucks. This was much cheaper and it might not last that long but can be cheaply replaced. We eat a lot of Italian food and since we started gardening again have not bought a single can. We grew plum and heritage taste great and most filling.

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that mill sounds quite the thing!
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I HATED being canned! :( :evil: :evilmad:

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Marlene wrote:
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that mill sounds quite the thing!
You know it's really cheaply constructed, like something from harbor freight. But it really works and if Kitchen Aid made an attachment that did the same I would buy it.

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Looks like quite the gadget, anything that makes the job easier. I remember when I lived in MT, during canning season women would often come to work with their palms colored from whatever they were canning.
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Nice. I have the same implement, unfortunately I didn't plant enough tomatoes this year to wind up canning any of them or to make any sauce..... Need to expand the garden next year.
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I think next year we might lean more towards sauce varieties.

Green tomato pie is my favorite.
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Did some tomatoes and then made some salsa.
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