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Old 01-27-2011, 12:45 AM
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We have the juiceman juicer.
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If it only too 3-4 apples i think i'd look more into it....My little girl loves apple juice
Do you have any orchard country near you in PA? We are surrounded by apple and peach orchards here and they usually have apples available all year for making cider.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:15 AM
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If it only took 3-4 apples i think i'd look more into it....My little girl loves apple juice
Let me look more into how many it takes. I usually buy a large bag of apples so I will buy some and see how much 3 or 4 make.
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Something small like the Bullet is handy since it's a lot easier to clean than a full size blender, though you can make larger batches of baby food and freeze it in ice cube trays for portioning. We thought about it, but ended up mostly buying regular baby food and making a few things, like sweet potatoes, at home.
Late to this discussion, but I have a freezer full of baby food that I'm slowly making my way through, and it was ridiculously simple, really. I bought a bunch of produce at the farmers' market... mostly went at the end of the day, when the vendors are trying to get rid of stuff that didn't sell well.

Got home. Peeled and seeded whatever it was I got. Microwaved small batches of it for a few minutes each, until everything was all squishy. Tossed it in the blender. Poured it into ice cube trays. The next day, put all the ice cubes in a labeled ziploc gallon bag. Done. Really only maybe an hour of work total for months of baby food. And waaaaay cheaper. I paid $5 for pears, and probably have the equivalent of about 25 jars in my freezer.
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Do you have any orchard country near you in PA? We are surrounded by apple and peach orchards here and they usually have apples available all year for making cider.
Oh yeah,i didn't even think of that...

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Late to this discussion, but I have a freezer full of baby food that I'm slowly making my way through, and it was ridiculously simple, really. I bought a bunch of produce at the farmers' market... mostly went at the end of the day, when the vendors are trying to get rid of stuff that didn't sell well.

Got home. Peeled and seeded whatever it was I got. Microwaved small batches of it for a few minutes each, until everything was all squishy. Tossed it in the blender. Poured it into ice cube trays. The next day, put all the ice cubes in a labeled ziploc gallon bag. Done. Really only maybe an hour of work total for months of baby food. And waaaaay cheaper. I paid $5 for pears, and probably have the equivalent of about 25 jars in my freezer.
Wow.. Thats sounds like great idea....

I think we may just get one...I mean,we all love juice
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Definitly worth it.
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Just juiced 5 lbs of Wa State Gala apples. My favorite... I would say at least 2 to 3 lbs of apples would make +/- 20 oz of juice.
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I have a Juice-man Jr. from the early 90s and still works great. Apple carrot juice is my go to drink. Saddly I got it out after hearing of the death of the master himself Mr Jack.
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Got one...well actually my father got us one...he loves his and swears we will never buy juice in a cartoon/bottle again...haven't tried it yet...he did say its a pain to clean
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Big hit ....the juice is simply delicious ....it doesn't even compare to store bought stuff...clean up is so-so,,,not terrible ,and having a garbage disposal is a plus
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