Saturday, October 29, 2011
Here is the underneath view with the machine running and disgorging the apple mush into the bowl below. It works wonderfully. Even tho the garberator is designed to run with water running through, it doesnt plug up, and the consistantcyof the apple goop is fine but not too fine to squeeze through the holes in the pressing bag.
Nothing really ever gets wasted on a farm . Between horses, hens and compost there's a place for all the scraps.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
to cut out a lot of evaporating time when making spagetti sauce. You slice the tomatoes in half, lay out in a large baking pan and throw in a few cloves of garlic. Brush cut sides lightly with oil and roast for about half an hour at 400F or until soft and squishy. Then dump it all in a colander and let the watery juice drain out. I help it a bit squashing the tomato pieces gently. Now take the solidy stuff and either blend it in the blender or put it thru a food mill to remove skins and seeds. It's about the right consistency, thick enough to make into tomato sauce. The runny liquid that drained thru the colander can be canned for soup base but mine never made it that far...I drank it lukewarm, yummy.
Those racks I made last winter to start seedlings are coming in very useful for storing and drying all this good stuff.
I daydream about next year's garden before this one is finished for the year.