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How-To Video: juicing frozen blueberries with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer

Here is an instructional video on juicing frozen blueberries in the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer from Finland. What a wonderful way to bring the light of summer into your winter kitchen. Rich, concentrated juice can be made into jelly, simple syrup, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Processing

I had a particularly successful trip to the farmers’ market today. The weather was cool and cloudy, no rain. After a nice strong cup of coffee, I headed over to my favorite stalls. Here are some of the results:

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Raspberry Wine 2016 Part One

This time of year I usually have leftover berries from the previous season. It’s a good time for doing some juicing and processing. This spring I decided to make wine from my frozen raspberries.

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Time to rack-off 2015’s hard cider batch.

Last November I started my annual batch of hard cider brewing. I had enough steamed-fruit juice and fresh-pressed cider to make 15 gallons. The recipes included steam juice of various apples, plums, sweet cherries, blueberries, and rhubarb. The ratios were … Continue reading

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Making Hard Cider and Perry with steamed juice

Making hard cider with steamed juice from the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer is fascinating and rewarding. Last year’s batch was delicious and I look forward to this year’s brewing. Below I give general info and some more specific tips on using … Continue reading

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