We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Food Mill Gift

I received a catalog where I could select a gift. I selected a food mill by oxo. For some reason I would look at food mills thinking I should buy one, but always walked away. However, when I saw one in the gift catalog, I decided now was the time.

Oh what to do with it? My sister in law makes great applesauce with hers. Another friend uses hers for mash potatoes. Then tomato sauce. Although it can be used for soups, I don't know of anyone who has used it for that. Apparently it can also be used for  homemade jellies, creamy sauces and baby food.

My first choice is for applesauce, but if you have a great recipe for using the food mill for other things, I am all ears and would love to know what you use your food mill for.


  1. I got one last year and used it a lot for canning. I made applesauce, peach butter and tomato sauce with it. I also made grape jam: it was great for removing the grape skins and seeds. Have fun with yours!

  2. Suburban Gardeness
    Thanks for providing your real world experience with the food mill. Peach butter--sounds great!

  3. What a nice food mill. Our food mills are older then us. They aren't stainless and don't have different grinding grids. I think you will get a lot of use out of it during canning season. Like SG said, they are great for applesauce, jams and sauces.

  4. Interesting tool. Never tried to use one so will look for your experience description :)

  5. I am looking forward to using it too. Should be fun and I will keep all of you updated.