This time of year you may be overwhelmed with all the ripe fruit and have exhausted your preserving repertoire. Do not despair, there is another way to preserve your fruit, or at least the juice, it is steam juicing! Tricia shows you how she juices grapes in our video, but you can juice other fruit and tomatoes as well.
Fruit to Juice and More!
Don’t let your fruit go to waste, juice it. It’s a fast and easy way to extract the juice from grapes, apples, peaches, strawberries, pears, or berries. Once you get the juice it is up to you how to use it. Put it in the refrigerator and drink it, preserve it by water bath canning the jars or make jelly from the juice.
I have read several blogs that suggest when you juice apples you can use the remaining pulp to make apple sauce. Also some folks have juiced tomatoes, saved the juice for making soup stock and used the remaining pulp to make sauce. All you need to do is run it through a sauce maker like the Weston Sauce Maker, and you have a thick sauce. No more long hours of cooking it down to remove the water.
Nothing Goes to Waste
Once you have extracted the juice out of your fruit, don’t throw out the leftover pulp. If you have chickens, I am sure they will enjoy gobbling up the pulp (remove the seeds from the apples first). No chickens, then put the pulp in either your compost pile or worm bin.
Enjoy some fresh juice this summer and grow organic for life!