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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 17:54 »
You would indeed, but it takes a while to do, but it was the old way of doing it.

You could also use a mouli  ;)
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 18:12 »
no, aunt sally - she definately means passata maker - surely you've heard of tomato passata? (basically thick tomato juice) have a google!

You cheeky wotsit -Of course I've heard of it.  I make it myself and all I need is a saucepan and a sieve - not a £30 machine.  A Pasta machine costs about £30  ::)
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2012, 18:32 »

You cheeky wotsit -Of course I've heard of it.  I make it myself and all I need is a saucepan and a sieve - not a £30 machine.  A Pasta machine costs about £30  ::)

sorry aunt sally i didn't mean to come across being rude  :) - if you read post 6 though she does explain what she wants  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2012, 18:35 »
Charity shops can often look very interesting from the outside.... I'm told.

I've stood outside hundreds of them in my time.  :blink:

Mrs P loves them.  ::)

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The bargains are all sorted away into colour matched boxes and stored in the spare bedroom......

and garage...

and conservatory...

and.......  :lol:

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 19:57 »
Mrs P is a thrifty lady and prepper, Paul. Who knows what upholstery catastrophe might encompass the world?  :D

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2012, 21:34 »
i wonder if you could just stick toms in a blender and then run it through a sieve - surely you would get the same effect?
I think if you whizz the seeds up it can make the sauce bitter Matt. 
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2012, 22:39 »
I just mash it and sieve it.  Easy and cheap.

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Trillium

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2012, 00:07 »
I got the special attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer. Tomato seeds give me a lot of grief and the fine sieve on the unit strains out 99% as well as skins and leaves behind a nice pureed pulp. The passata machine would do something very similar.

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2012, 11:33 »
Depending how many tomatoes you need to process at a time.. could be an ideal summer use for an apple press.  Squish out all the juice and pulp through a pillow case.  One pressing should easily manage 5kg+ of tomatoes.

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2012, 11:58 »
Thanks Alastair, hopefully will have loads but think I'd get in a bit of a pickle.  :lol:
There is a mouli type attachment with a paddle for my Kenwood Chef Trillium, is that similar to what you have and is it fairly quick and easy to use?  :)

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2012, 13:22 »
I too love charity shops. I picked up three net curtains for £1 this morning. These will be netting for my sprouts... they have flowers on them - the nets not the sprouts... poshest sprouts in the village  :D
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2012, 15:29 »
Thanks Alastair, hopefully will have loads but think I'd get in a bit of a pickle.  :lol:
There is a mouli type attachment with a paddle for my Kenwood Chef Trillium, is that similar to what you have and is it fairly quick and easy to use?  :)

I'm not familiar with Kenwood machines, but when my unit is all together and ready to process, it looks like this. The actual pieces inside the enclosed hopper look like this.

Buying this machine is the best money I ever spent. It does wonderful mixing, and this particular attachment will beautifully process tomatoes, apples and stoned plums (all partly cooked beforehand) into lovely puree. If I change the pointy bit, I can grind my own meat as well as stuff sausages. There's also a flour/grain mill attachment available which I'm seriously considering as I'd like fresher flour for my breads.

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2012, 15:41 »
The Kitchen Aid is a very desirable bit of kitchen equipment over here Trillium. You're not telling me you got that in a charity shop, are you? :D
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2012, 16:34 »
That's a serious piece of kit Trillium.  It's definitely an investment - had my Kenwood for 26 years now and it's still going strong (and I can still get parts for it). :) 

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2012, 22:25 »
Yup, it's like a little mill that takes out the skin and seeds for pasta sauce making.  Growing lots of plum toms this year (well, hopefully!).  :)

Mogs, why not just chuck the whole lot in the blender - skin and all?

The colour is maintained, and so is the 'bite' from the skin!

We did about 40 lbs last year, and still have some left, they're fabulous for what you want!



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