Five Safety Tips for Steam Juicing with the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer

Excess steam escaping from the Mehu-Liisa

Here are 5 tips that will keep your steam juicing sessions with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer from Finland safe and secure: Continue reading

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Five Tips for Juicing with the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer from Finland

Here are 5 tips for success with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer from Finland. There are so many ways to use your Mehu-Liisa from juicing fruits and tomatoes, to making jams, jellies, and syrups, to steam cooking meats, fish, and poultry. These 5 tips address basic juicing techniques and the uses of fruit with the Mehu-Liisa:

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Five Spring Preparations with Mehu-Liisa

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April is a good time to start preparing for the coming season of fresh fruits and vegetables and all the happy hours of juicing and steaming to come with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer from Finland. Here are five suggested tasks (with links to previous posts and informational sites): Continue reading

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Blueberry Ginger Simple Syrup with the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer

Simple syrup with juice from the Mehu-Liisa - ginger juice

Making simple syrup with juice from the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer from Finland is such a simple process. All I needed for my Blue-Ginger Simple Syrup was juice, ginger, and sugar. I picked up some ginger juice to add since I didn’t juice the blueberries with any added ginger. It’s fairly expensive but a little goes a long way. Detailed instructions follow. Please watch this short how-to video for visual instructions:

 

 

Ingredients

1 quart blueberry juice from the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer
4 cups sugar
1-3 TB of ginger juice

Simple syrup with juice from the Mehu-Liisa - clean jars with labelsTools

heavy bottomed 4 quart pot
wire whisk
8 one-cup canning jars
rings, lids, and bands to cover (labels if desired)
canning funnel
atmospheric steam canner or water bath setup

Instructions

Clean your jars in hot soapy water and rinse well. Set aside. Boil your lids and rings for five minutes. Set aside and leave in hot water till needed. Fill the base of your steam canner with water and set the rack inside.

Simple syrup with juice from the Mehu-Liisa - melting the sugar

Bring the juice slowly to a boil. Add the sugar and whisk until it has dissolved. Bring the juice back to a boil, add the ginger juice, and simmer for 5 minutes, whisking steadily to avoid scorching the liquid.

Simple syrup with juice from the Mehu-Liisa - ginger juice Simple syrup with juice from the Mehu-Liisa - adding ginger juice

Remove syrup from heat. Set up the canning jars in a safe, convenient location with lids, rings, and bands at the ready. Carefully fill each jar to 1/2 inch of the lip of the jar and place lids on top, just finger tight (not too tight or they may break in processing).

Place the jars in your steam canner and follow the steps laid out in this post: steam canning procedure. Process for 5 minutes. When jars have sat after processing for an additional 5 minutes, carefully remove the canner lid (tip the top toward you so steam escapes out the back) and place the jars on a draft-free counter to cool. Don’t worry about excess water on jars or lids, it will evaporate as they cool. Keep the jars as level as possible at all times.

Simple syrup with juice from the Mehu-Liisa - finished product

The syrup can be used in many ways: topping for pancakes, waffles, and ice cream; added to water, seltzer, sparkling water, and mineral water; and used to make cocktails and to flavor champagne and beer. Have fun and enjoy!

Take care,

Daniel

 

 

 

 

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Steaming Corned Beef in the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer

Mehu-Liisa steamed corned beef - rainbowI have an Irish Celebration at my home every year around St. Patrick’s Day, and I put my Mehu-Liisa steam juicer from Finland to good use. Continue reading

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