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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2012, 22:37 »
I too have a Kitchen Aid mixer and find the added bits to go with it are cheaper for me to buy from ebay in America (even accounting for postage costs) - not used my fruit strainer bit yet but the meat grinder is brilliant  :)
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2012, 22:45 »
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!

leaving the seeds in means the sieved tomatoes are quite acidic, which some people can't digest, and removing them gives the authentic sweetness of passata. It really depends on what you want and like ;)
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2012, 22:57 »
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!

leaving the seeds in means the sieved tomatoes are quite acidic, which some people can't digest, and removing them gives the authentic sweetness of passata. It really depends on what you want and like ;)

That sort of detail never even reached the outskirts of my brain Mum...

Never even considered the consequences, but thank you for telling me!

Mind you, it is a darn sight easier/quicker...;0)

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2012, 23:09 »
granted, it's what I do for the toms I put in my daughters freezer, cos they like theirs with all the bits in  :D

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2012, 23:18 »
Just whiz the toms in your food processor then sieve...... ::) xx
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2012, 01:50 »
You're not telling me you got that in a charity shop, are you? :D

Don't I wish!!! Not a chance of that at all. But they are coming down in price over here and I'm encouraging my youngest son to buy one. I had to bite the proverbial bullet and bought the basic unit. Then as I could afford the pieces, I bought them. I use the mixer so much that I literally wore off the plastic coating on the main beater.  :D They now sell a more sturdy rubber (?) edged one for only $25. Picked mine up in California last year but I see them here now.

I use all the parts so much that the machine has paid itself off many times over and saved me hundreds of hours of not having to hand crank.

Most importantly for me is that I can get almost all tomato seeds out, otherwise I cannot eat most tomato products. Some people with Crohns disease have the same problem and they invest in the Kitchen Aid for the same reason.

My sister loves the dough hook that comes with the machine and literally wore her first machine out. Her second was the larger model.

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2012, 07:14 »
You're not telling me you got that in a charity shop, are you? :D

Don't I wish!!! Not a chance of that at all. But they are coming down in price over here and I'm encouraging my youngest son to buy one. I had to bite the proverbial bullet ....

One day, I will too. ::)
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2012, 07:52 »
in the 2 1/12 years here in Spain, I have not seen a charity shop:(
Now what shall I do today?

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2012, 09:05 »
in the 2 1/12 years here in Spain, I have not seen a charity shop:(

I have seen a few down the coast from you in Mojacar, and inland in Baza and maybe Albox? I think.
But now you come to mention it they are not that common.
Quite a few boot fairs springing up though.

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2012, 09:23 »

Last year I bought RHS encyclopedia of gardening  and RHS encyclopedia of plants and

flowers from British Heart Foundation for 3pound,retail 35pound each,bargain.

They were 2001 edition .

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2012, 10:38 »
in the 2 1/12 years here in Spain, I have not seen a charity shop:(

Charity begins at home?  :lol:
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2012, 12:27 »
Just whiz the toms in your food processor then sieve...... ::) xx

I might just do that Oz.  May take the seeds out first though.  :)
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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2012, 14:58 »
Someone I know bought a brand new vacuum sealing machine for $35 from a charity shop. Wow, chance would be a fine thing!

We don't have that many charity shops over here but I find the numerous home yard (aka boot) sales can sometimes yield treasures. I like to cruise the more affluent areas where money is more prevalent than brains and they toss the most wonderful things.

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2012, 17:34 »
Unfortunately most of the charity shops over here have the weird idea that they are not allowed to sell electrical goods (they are!) and so they never do.

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Re: charity shops rule ok
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2012, 17:51 »
Doesn't everything have to be PAT tested nowadays, though?



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