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Old 03-10-2013, 05:14 AM   #91
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I find whole tomatoes are generally more expensive than crushed, puree, etc.

I use a ricer for mashed because I like my potatoes light, fluffy and lump-free. A ricer is easier to clean than a FP.

Never had a food mill. Don't miss it.
My FP sits on the counter top. Take the lid off, toss in the can of whole tomatoes and whiz them. When I wash it, the base is right there to put it back together. Where do you store a ricer?
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:07 AM   #92
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There are some streets that when you cross the street, the name changes in the middle of the block. We do that just to confuse tourists.
Missoula was planned on logging mills and cow tracks, too...the streets are wider, though.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:20 AM   #93
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...Where do you store a ricer?
It goes there directly from the dishwasher to a corner of a cabinet.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:23 AM   #94
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #95
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"Never had a food mill. Don't miss it."


Can't miss what you never had.



I've never had a ricer so I guess I don't know what I'm missing.


I believe a ricer does the same thing only easier then a mill.

Until I get one I'll keep using my mill for Canned Tomatoes that aren't of the crushed variety.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:48 PM   #96
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I always have tomato sauce, whole tomatoes and puree in the can, but those are for emergency only.

During the summer months we have enough tomatoes from our plants that I roast them and freeze them.

When I want sauce just thaw them out, blend then and it's the best sauce ever.

When we run out of those at winters end I use the canned stuff.

I can't wait to get my tomato plants going this year.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #97
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"Never had a food mill. Don't miss it."
Can't miss what you never had.

I've never had a ricer so I guess I don't know what I'm missing.

I believe a ricer does the same thing only easier then a mill.

Until I get one I'll keep using my mill for Canned Tomatoes that aren't of the crushed variety.
The primary benefit of a mill in the world of tomato processing is that it removes skin and seeds from tomatoes I don't process fresh tomatoes to remove seeds and skin so haven't felt the need for a mill. I buy canned tomato that has the skin removed. I ignore the seeds.

The ricer does a fine job of ricing potatoes and pressing moisture out of foods. Could another tool do the same. Maybe.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #98
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Maybe I don't squeeze my 'maters hard enough. I always slice through the equater. And I squeeze. And the seeds just hang there... If I wanted crushed tomatoes I'd buy canned
Besides, I've got the spoon thing down pretty good A push, a twist, a flick of the spoon, wala!
I slice off the "lid" enough to expose the cavity with the guts, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch is all you gotta slice off. Then I turn it over the sink and give a good squeeze. Not much of a problem with stragglers, usually gets everything out nicely for me.
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I slice off the "lid" enough to expose the cavity with the guts, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch is all you gotta slice off. Then I turn it over the sink and give a good squeeze. Not much of a problem with stragglers, usually gets everything out nicely for me.
SACRILEGE!!!!!!

There's more flavor in what you squeeze out than any other part of the 'mater.

I understand that the juice may be undesirable as excess liquid in any given recipe but don't waste it.

Granted, I'm a certifiable fanatic when it comes to tomatoes but try this....

Squeeze out the seeds and juice into a tumbler, add sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste and drink.

Nectar of the Gods my friend!
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My favorite is Bionaturae Organic Whole Canned Tomatoes from Tuscany. Fantastic!
http://www.bionaturae.com/tomatoes.html
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