Monday, January 25, 2010

Kitchen Tool of the Week...{Plus a GIVEAWAY!!!}

A Food Mill.

For me, a food mill, is an essential kitchen tool. I learned how to use one from my grandmother, who called hers a "Mouli". It's perfect for making smooth sauces, especially marinara. It's also great for making homemade baby food, applesauce, or pureed soups.
The difference between using a food mill to puree foods vs. a food processor, or blender, is that it removes all the skin & seeds. So, you can skip the peeling, or seeding when using it. Such as I did in my post about making homemade applesauce. You can also control how pureed you want your foods to be with the interchangeable discs...one for coarse, medium, or fine.

This week, I will be giving away the food mill pictured above to one of my lucky readers!!
{WooHoo...My first GIVEAWAY!!}
Simply leave a comment to enter! I will be announcing the winner on Friday, Jan. 29th.
As an extra special bonus, you can enter this giveaway multiple times by sharing it with the public, through twitter, facebook, or your own blog. For each shout out, you can enter your name again...just provide a link, showing how you shared it.

A special Thanks to CSN Stores for sponsoring this giveaway! An amazing retailer with over 200+ online stores...where you can purchase anything from a garden shed to a stool. And, of course, my favorite... cookware!

Update: Congratulations to the winner, Annalene!

65 comments:

meg said...

great giveaway! i'm planning to make my own baby food so i could really use this.

NorwalkMomof3 said...

I adore your blog and this is a wonderful idea for a new kitchen tool! thanks!

suzyqpatch said...

i know i don't have one of these! fingers crossed.

Michele said...

I love your recipes! I made the Winter Vegetable Soup. It was terrific!! The tool would be very helpful!

Michele said...

http://www.facebook.com/#/mmoore721?ref=profile

Just shared the blog with my Facebook friends...posted the link on my profile!

Michele

Sayschnicklefritz said...

What?! First all of the helpful and honest cleanse info and now this. So exciting!

Courtney said...

Yeah... giveaway. I always look forward to your kitchen tool of the week.
Courtney

Lisa said...

Neat giveaway! I'd love to have one!! :)

yogi brown dog said...

This kitchen tool brought back such memories! My mother always used a food mill (she called it a Foley Food Mill) for perfectly smooth mashed potatoes and applesauce! I would love to win this to keep the tradition going!

Jen Puksta said...

As if this blog was not great enough, now you are giving things away?!? :)

katie said...

Oh, I'd love to win this! I am making my own baby food, but I'm using my coffee grinder to do it. A food mill would be so much nicer!! :)

Leslie said...

I could use this too. Count me in!

Kelly said...

Great giveaway and blog! I had to borrow a food mill to make applesauce and apple butter this year. Sure would be nice to have my own! Kelly

Stefanie said...

I would love to win - I have always wanted to get a food mill!

Susanna said...

hey I need that to make baby food!!!!!

Eek42 said...

Congrats on the first giveaway! Wooohooo!

Oh and, I. Would. Love. This!

LMBrown said...

I've always wanted one of these!

Cheryl said...

I have recently acquired a great cookbook that has so fabulous sauce where one of these food mills are required. So I am in desperate need of one to get started on these delicious recipes. Thanks for the opportunity to enter my name.

Cheryl said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/8217927549

Cheryl said...

I stumbled this giveaway on Stumbleupon.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/www.theparsleythief.com/2010/01/kitchen-tool-of-weekplus-giveaway.html

Cheryl said...

I dugg this on DIGG.com

http://digg.com/food_drink/the_parsley_thief_Kitchen_Tool_of_the_Week_Plus_a_GIVEAW/who

Cheryl said...

I posted this on my Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/#/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=303426150490&id=100000340624870&ref=mf

Michele P. said...

I want to try homemade applesauce and baby food for my grandson, I've heard about how neat these are and would love to give it a try!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/8219035186

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

You go girl!!! I need this mill for the next tomato harvest.
Congrats on your great success.

Anonymous said...

That last anonymous was me. Hope that things continue to go your way. If last year was any indication of things to come. Kevin's harvest is like no other.That food mill is mine.
Sarah

Lauren said...

Wow, Katie, your first giveaway, how cool! I've never used one of these, but if you say it's indispensable, I trust you...

Lauren said...

Facebook...can't figure out how to share the page with you, but it's on my status...

Jess said...

I love this giveaway! This would be so useful

swedenstudy said...

awesome :) like it

starsailor said...

I need this for making babyfood for my 5 month old. Or delicious sauces for her mother and me.

Amy S said...

What a wonderful blog! I was directed here by a friend's post on facebook, for the awesome giveaway, but ended up sucked in for way too long! LOL!

bakinginstilettos said...

Just finishing a detox now, and your GOOP posts were a real help getting through it. And your food mill is sexy!

byard said...

I remember my Mom always using this gadget.

meg said...

Entry #2 here because I just posted a link to your giveaway on FairfieldCountyChild.com's Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwFairfieldCountyChildcom/17761113902

Trisha said...

I have never used one of these. Thanks for the chance to own one!

Naomi H said...

I loved my old Mouli but don't know what happened to it. Was hearing about your Guinness stew and am just off to buy some ingredients.

Anonymous said...

Are you going with the most clever comment? I love that you do this...impressive. Love your recipes, ideas, presentation and photography. I have a friend who does a gluten free blog, I will send her this way. Any hatricks(SP?) this year? Hope all is well with you and your boys. KD

Deb said...

Would love this prize! I've always wanted to get one. Great blog!

Anonymous said...

anonymous = kate duffy

Shira said...

I would love this for baby food!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! The priest who visits my homebound mother just mentioned he's been looking for one of these (no kidding!) He's a vegetarian and doesn't like to lug out the food processor all the time to do his chopping! What a coincidence!

Ann said...

I love your website...it''s the only one that makes me cook!

Anna/Quilted Giraffe said...

Oooh, fun!

kfrash said...

Hi Kate, I love your site. I look at it all the time and love picking ideas off of you. You have always been one of my most creative extended family members.

k said...

hooray for food mills!

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

annalene said...

I've never owned a food mill before and I cook a ton! I've always just used a blender and a strainer which is a bit of a pain. I'd definitely love to own one of these! Thank you so much for the chance to win.

-annalene
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Ialeen said...

If I win this, you have to give me a lesson on making applesauce!!!! Love your blog!!!

Cheryl said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/8256551163

LMBrown said...

http://www.facebook.com/the.parsley.thief?v=feed&story_fbid=436967410532#/lauren.b.brown?ref=profile

LMBrown said...

http://www.facebook.com/the.parsley.thief?v=feed&story_fbid=436967410532#/profile.php?id=1061383125

dyan said...

I love making Italian marinara this would be perfect for me. Love your Blog

swtwilliam35 said...

Stainless steel sex appeal.

My wife really wants this!

Anonymous said...

My summer tomatoes must have this!

Kevin B.

TZel said...

This is a very generous giveaway- thank you so much :-)

paintnwiz said...

Love the giveaway. This is one tool I don't have!

ctpatty said...

I find myself using your recipes more and more. I Love the step by step photos -- I find them very helpful. Great giveaway! I already have a space for it in my cabinet! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I love your blog and think you are the best photographer in the world. You really inspire me to be not only a better cook, but a better person. Do you have to cook the apples before you put them in the Mouli?

chirpingsquirrels@DCB.com

cakegirl said...

I love to cook and bake and my food mill has seen better days. A new one would be awesome.

maherfamily said...

I want to win! Katie- you rock!

maherfamily said...

Katie- I posted a link to your blog in my facebook update, but don't know how to show the link . . . You can check out my page for proof! Becky

Juliann said...

Love it! Hope I win! :) Baby food maker... perfect!

Deidre said...

I just saw a food mill for the first time on the Today show - it appears to be easier to use and MUCH less bulky than a food processor. Great first giveaway!

LMBrown said...

Trying again. Great prize and I want it ;)
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/lauren.b.brown?ref=name

kate said...

Putting in another entry for my cousin Patty, who posted it on her facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=272427269199&id=544419835

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