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Julia Altshuler
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:07 am
 
While I never mind, or even notice, the seeds when eating raspberries
straight from the bramble, they drive me nuts in every other recipe. I
tried throwing raspberries in fruit smoothies and found them
unpleasantly seedy. I don't like them in jam or mousse or fool.
Seeds=bleah. I've just tried pureeing the raspberries in a blender,
then pouring them through a strainer, pressing it through with a spoon
until I can remove the seeds. Is there a better way? This seems to
waste a lot. Ideally, I'd like to maintain the look and consistency of
the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid of the seeds.


--Lia
 
Cindy Fuller
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:07 pm
 
In article <lFxJc.83431$a24.14312@attbi_s03>,
Julia Altshuler <jaltshuler@comcast.net> wrote:

Quote:
While I never mind, or even notice, the seeds when eating raspberries
straight from the bramble, they drive me nuts in every other recipe. I
tried throwing raspberries in fruit smoothies and found them
unpleasantly seedy. I don't like them in jam or mousse or fool.
Seeds=bleah. I've just tried pureeing the raspberries in a blender,
then pouring them through a strainer, pressing it through with a spoon
until I can remove the seeds. Is there a better way? This seems to
waste a lot. Ideally, I'd like to maintain the look and consistency of
the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid of the seeds.


No can do. You just can't seed raspberries the same way you can pit

cherries. Either deal with the seeds or have the pureed fruit.

Cindy

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Julia Altshuler
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:06 pm
 
Cindy Fuller wrote:

Quote:
No can do. You just can't seed raspberries the same way you can pit
cherries. Either deal with the seeds or have the pureed fruit.

Thanks. I've been coming to this conclusion as the day has worn on.
--Lia
 
Wayne
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:12 pm
 
Julia Altshuler <jaltshuler@comcast.net> wrote in news:lFxJc.83431
$a24.14312@attbi_s03:

Quote:
While I never mind, or even notice, the seeds when eating raspberries
straight from the bramble, they drive me nuts in every other recipe. I
tried throwing raspberries in fruit smoothies and found them
unpleasantly seedy. I don't like them in jam or mousse or fool.
Seeds=bleah. I've just tried pureeing the raspberries in a blender,
then pouring them through a strainer, pressing it through with a spoon
until I can remove the seeds. Is there a better way? This seems to
waste a lot. Ideally, I'd like to maintain the look and consistency of
the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid of the seeds.


--Lia


I've tried with pretty much the same results. The best luck I've had is
putting the puree in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl in the
refrigerator and left them overnight. Then pressed through as much as I
could. There's still waste.

--
Wayne in Phoenix

If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it.
 
Laura J
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:08 am
 
Have you tried a food mill?

"Wayne" <waynebw@att.net> wrote in message
news:Xns9527D3D0BB0C6waynebw@204.127.36.1...
Quote:
Julia Altshuler <jaltshuler@comcast.net> wrote in news:lFxJc.83431
$a24.14312@attbi_s03:

While I never mind, or even notice, the seeds when eating raspberries
straight from the bramble, they drive me nuts in every other recipe. I
tried throwing raspberries in fruit smoothies and found them
unpleasantly seedy. I don't like them in jam or mousse or fool.
Seeds=bleah. I've just tried pureeing the raspberries in a blender,
then pouring them through a strainer, pressing it through with a spoon
until I can remove the seeds. Is there a better way? This seems to
waste a lot. Ideally, I'd like to maintain the look and consistency of
the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid of the seeds.


--Lia


I've tried with pretty much the same results. The best luck I've had is
putting the puree in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl in the
refrigerator and left them overnight. Then pressed through as much as I
could. There's still waste.

--
Wayne in Phoenix

If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it.

 
Wayne
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:07 am
 
"Laura J" <lauraremovethis@woodplanet.com> wrote in
news:6jQJc.9091$oD5.6032@nwrdny03.gnilink.net:


Quote:
"Wayne" <waynebw@att.net> wrote in message
news:Xns9527D3D0BB0C6waynebw@204.127.36.1...

I've tried with pretty much the same results. The best luck I've had
is putting the puree in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl in the
refrigerator and left them overnight. Then pressed through as much
as I could. There's still waste.

--
Wayne in Phoenix

If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it.



Have you tried a food mill?


Actually, I did try this once, but perhaps I need a different food mill.
The seeds clogged the mill to the point where more more pulp or juice
would go through, and that was with just a small amount of berries.

--
Wayne in Phoenix

If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it.
 
Katra
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:06 pm
 
In article <Xns95284961F999Fwaynebw@204.127.36.1>,
Wayne <waynebw@att.net> wrote:

Quote:
"Laura J" <lauraremovethis@woodplanet.com> wrote in
news:6jQJc.9091$oD5.6032@nwrdny03.gnilink.net:


"Wayne" <waynebw@att.net> wrote in message
news:Xns9527D3D0BB0C6waynebw@204.127.36.1...

I've tried with pretty much the same results. The best luck I've had
is putting the puree in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl in the
refrigerator and left them overnight. Then pressed through as much
as I could. There's still waste.

--
Wayne in Phoenix

If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it.



Have you tried a food mill?


Actually, I did try this once, but perhaps I need a different food mill.
The seeds clogged the mill to the point where more more pulp or juice
would go through, and that was with just a small amount of berries.

Victorio food strainer. :-)

Best tool on the market for this sort of thing, and there is a LOT less
waste IMHO! Easy to use and clean up too:

http://www.kitchenemporium.com/cgi-bin/kitchen/prod/vw200.html

It goes about as far as you can get to minimize the waste.
Especially if you run it thru on the finest screen twice.

K.

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Julia Altshuler
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:06 pm
 
Laura J wrote:
Quote:
Have you tried a food mill?


Nah, I'm satisfied with my puree and strain method. I figure I only
have another few days of picking more than a quart each day. Then it
will taper off. I wouldn't buy a food mill for 2 1/2 weeks each year.
(I know food mills can be used for other things.)

--Lia
 
mangodance
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:06 pm
 
I wonder if a Vitamix would liquify the raspberry seeds? Has anyone
tried it?
 
Bob
Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:06 am
 
Julia asked:

Quote:
While I never mind, or even notice, the seeds when eating raspberries
straight from the bramble, they drive me nuts in every other recipe. I
tried throwing raspberries in fruit smoothies and found them
unpleasantly seedy. I don't like them in jam or mousse or fool.
Seeds=bleah. I've just tried pureeing the raspberries in a blender,
then pouring them through a strainer, pressing it through with a spoon
until I can remove the seeds. Is there a better way? This seems to
waste a lot. Ideally, I'd like to maintain the look and consistency of
the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid of the seeds.

My juicer does a pretty good job of keeping the seeds in the strainer while
passing most of the pulp through. But the strainer-and-spoon combination
works fairly well for me too.

Bob
 
Frogleg
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:07 pm
 
On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 09:17:28 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
<barbscxhaller@mac.com> wrote:

Quote:
In article <lFxJc.83431$a24.14312@attbi_s03>, Julia Altshuler
jaltshuler@comcast.net> wrote:
I don't like them in jam or mousse or fool. Seeds=bleah. I've just
tried pureeing the raspberries in a blender, then pouring them
through a strainer, pressing it through with a spoon until I can
remove the seeds. Is there a better way? This seems to waste a lot.
Ideally, I'd like to maintain the look and consistency of the
raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid of the seeds.

--Lia

Victorio food strainer (food mill principle) or similar with the berry
screen in place.
http://backtobasicsproducts.com/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=jnoqfpc0

http://www.kitchenemporium.com/cgi-bin/kitchen/prod/18vw200.html

Julia is trolling, Barb. Note the "Id like to maintain the look and
consistency of the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid
of the seeds. "

What she wants is a flock of tiny elves to carefully slice open each
fruit, remove the seed, and sew it back up.
 
Julia Altshuler
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:40 pm
 
Frogleg wrote:

Quote:
Julia is trolling, Barb. Note the "Id like to maintain the look and
consistency of the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid
of the seeds. "

What she wants is a flock of tiny elves to carefully slice open each
fruit, remove the seed, and sew it back up.


I love it! Where can I hire elves? (I'd never leave an apostrophe out
of "I'd," and the food strainer idea sounds like a good one.)
--Lia
 
Melba's Jammin
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:09 pm
 
In article <h1kqf0djis56c1pfis34dh5cvbroi4hc6v@4ax.com>, Frogleg
<frogleg@nowhere.com> wrote:

Quote:
On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 09:17:28 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
barbscxhaller@mac.com> wrote:

In article <lFxJc.83431$a24.14312@attbi_s03>, Julia Altshuler
jaltshuler@comcast.net> wrote:
I don't like them in jam or mousse or fool. Seeds=bleah. I've just
tried pureeing the raspberries in a blender, then pouring them
through a strainer, pressing it through with a spoon until I can
remove the seeds. Is there a better way? This seems to waste a lot.
Ideally, I'd like to maintain the look and consistency of the
raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid of the seeds.

--Lia

Victorio food strainer (food mill principle) or similar with the berry
screen in place.
http://backtobasicsproducts.com/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=jnoqfpc0

http://www.kitchenemporium.com/cgi-bin/kitchen/prod/18vw200.html

Julia is trolling, Barb. Note the "Id like to maintain the look and
consistency of the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get rid
of the seeds. "

What she wants is a flock of tiny elves to carefully slice open each
fruit, remove the seed, and sew it back up.


Oh, I don't think so. I noticed that choice of words, too, but just
figured that's not what she *really* meant.
--
-Barb, <www.jamlady.eboard.com> An update on 7/4/04.
 
Melba's Jammin
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:10 pm
 
In article <BOcLc.123973$a24.73432@attbi_s03>, Julia Altshuler
<jaltshuler@comcast.net> wrote:

Quote:
Frogleg wrote:

Julia is trolling, Barb. Note the "Id like to maintain the look and
consistency of the raspberry when using it in a mousse, just get
rid of the seeds. "

What she wants is a flock of tiny elves to carefully slice open
each fruit, remove the seed, and sew it back up.

I love it! Where can I hire elves? (I'd never leave an apostrophe out
of "I'd," and the food strainer idea sounds like a good one.)
--Lia

I use my Victorio-like food strainer more for tomatoes than berries --
just bought the berry screen last summer. It was about $13, I think.
--
-Barb, <www.jamlady.eboard.com> An update on 7/4/04.
 
Scott
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:06 pm
 
In article <barbscxhaller-0ABA08.14103920072004@news.individual.net>,
Melba's Jammin' <barbscxhaller@mac.com> wrote:

Quote:
I use my Victorio-like food strainer more for tomatoes than berries

Botanically, a tomato fruit *is* a berry.

:)

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