Friday, June 24, 2011

Favorite Things Friday:

So often my Friday's are busy and I am sometimes at a loss as what to blog about on this day. I'm jumping on the bandwagon of Favorite Things Friday!
I will do my best to share invaluable items that I enjoy.
Today's favorite item is my food mill or what we called a tomato reamer.
I was given this many years ago and it is so useful when canning up my tomato sauce each year. I just love it!

It is an old tool, bought with a group of items at an estate sale.
Sometimes you just can't improve on greatness and this tool is GREAT!

I can run the tomatoes through the sieve, the juice pours out the holes and it works beautifully. It makes me happy knowing that I am using the same type of tool my great grandmothers used for all their putting-by.
The beauty is in the result. You can't get much better than that!


  1. So this a tomato reamer? I have one and it didn't work worth a poot for applesauce (which is what I was told it was for) I do love the wooden thingy that goes with it though- great for smashing cabbage into kraut jars.

    I know the feeling about the whole "what our grandmothers used." We haven't had the air on yet this summer and it makes me feel like a pioneer, but in a subtle, sweaty way :)

  2. Oh I love mine! And it works great for juicing berries too!
    Have a blessed weekend, Chas!

  3. I used to use one of those. I didn't know what it was called so it was named the "tomato smoosher." Now I use a food mill. It really cuts the work in half! Thanks for sharing.
    God Bless