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Over the past few months, Pete and I have turned in excess of 100kg of roma tomatoes into homemade passata. It hasn’t been a difficult task, but putting the roasted toms through the food mill was always a little laborious.

A few weeks ago, Pete made the management decision to buy a new tomato juicer.  It cost $49 and is mostly made from plastic (apart from the sieve), which means that we have to let the sauce cool before processing.  Notwithstanding the fact that it leaks a little from the handle, it works brilliantly.  There is a clever corkscrew spiral in the middle, which forces the  mix through a sieve, producing sauce down the chute and pulp out the end.

The handle is almost effortless to turn, and it’s much faster than the old food mill.  We’ve recently been using it to make Chinese plum sauce from our President plums, which is what you can see in the photos.  We put the extruded pulp through a couple of times, to extract the last bit of goodness from it.

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My friend Ozoz, the Kitchen Butterfly, surprised me yesterday with a package in the mail, all the way from the Netherlands!

One of the many items she sent included this poffertjes pan, for making traditional Dutch pancakes.  We had to try it out straight away – the pan turned out perfectly round mini pancakes. Oz even sent me the little wooden fork needed to flip them over…

Poffertjes are traditionally served with icing sugar and butter.  Big Boy had a huge plateful for dessert, drizzled with maple syrup.  He’d been studying for an exam, so was extremely grateful for the carb hit.  Thank you, Ozoz!

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