Highlights of 2017 from Mehu-Liisa Products


Before we ate our year-old Bourbon Soaked Figgy Pudding from last year, I steamed next year’s treat in my Mehu-Liisa steam juicer from Finland. Here’s the recipe.


There are so many easy, tasty treats to make from juice you’ve put up using the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer. And you can make them all year. Here is a recipe for Finnish Air Pudding.



Apple-ginger juice is a wonderful spicy fall treat. So easy to make with very little prep and clean up. I made fruit butter with the pulp after processing, and simple syrup from the juice.


Spicy apple-ginger cocktail

Here is a spicy apple-ginger cocktail recipe using the simple syrup I made from my apple-ginger juice.

Chicken broth with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - on the stove top

Steamed chicken and herbed chicken broth in the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer

Cooking chicken in the Mehu-Liisa is the perfect way to get a moist bird and some wonderful concentrated broth to boot.

Mehu-Liisa cooking recipe. Adding liquid to pork and veggies.

Grape-juice braised pork

There are many ways to use the juice made with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer in savory cooking. Braising meats and making reductions are excellent options. Here is a recipe for grape-juice braised pork.


Pinot gris grapes waiting to be processed

It seems a match made in heaven when you steam grapes in the Mehu-Liisa. No need to remove the stems. Gallons of juice can be made from a bushel basket.

Hot plum juice into canning jar.

Drawing off plum juice into canning jar

Plums are everywhere in my neighborhood and in the dry sunny heat of August they really get sweet and juicy. Here are instructions for steam juicing plums.

Plum butter after 5 hours.

Making plum butter in the crock pot

With many fruits after steam juicing, the pulp can be put to other uses (besides feeding the pigs!). Here is a post on making plum butter in a crock pot.

Processing fruit with the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer. Peaches in steam basket.

Steam juicing wind-fall peaches

It took me only half an hour to pick 30 lbs of wind-fall peaches at a local orchard. Peach juice from the Mehu-Liisa is one of my family’s favorite drinks.

Processing fruit with the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer. Marionberries.

Steam juicing Marrionberries

Oregon is known for its heavenly berries. They seem to grow everywhere! Please read this post on processing Marrionberries in the Mehu-Liisa.

fresh rhubarb and frozen strawberries in the fruit basket of the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer

Strawberry-rhubarb juice with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer

There’s no better way to start off the fruit season with strawberry-rhubarb recipes. Don’t worry if your strawberries aren’t ripe yet, use up your frozen inventory from last year! This juice makes wonderful jelly and simple syrup.

It was a year full of picking, processing, and posting! I look forward to 2018 and the beginning of the fruit season this spring. As always, let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. I’m very interested in recipes as well.

Take care,



About dheila62

Manager at Mehu-Liisa Products, importer of the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer from Finland.
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