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Introducing: Raw Rutes Instant Hickory Smoke

Craving a little smokiness is your dehydrated goodies? Raw Rutes Instant Hickory Smoke is here to help! Here's the backstory: U.S.A. grown hickory is burned and the smoke is condensed and collected as a liquid, just like alcohol from a still. We put it in bottles. You put it on or in whatever you like! Add it to marinades before grilling or dehydrating. Campouts will never be the same when you bring along smokey, savory eggplant bacon, coconut bacon or tempeh bacon straight from your dehydrator! 

It's also a great way to add a smokey taste to homemade tofu and seitan based jerkies, just add a half a teaspoon to your batch of marinade. If you choose to hunt your own meats our Raw Rutes Instant Hickory Smoke is also the perfect way to add a smokey taste to your venison, salmon or squirrel jerkies (squirrel application not verified). 

More uses? Oh yes! Add a dash to vegan cheeses, nut based and otherwise for a smokey and delicious experience...Instantly! It can also be added to homemade barbecue sauces and hot sauces for a pit-boss level flavor explosion. Using liquid smoke reduces your exposure to the carcinogens associated with smoking, blackening and charbroiling food, so you can feel good knowing that you're making a healthier choice, while still enjoying some amazing flavors! Treat your tastebuds to a trip with some of our Raw Rutes Instant Hickory Smoke. Sometimes good things do come in small packages. 

Made in the U.S.A.

Each glass bottle is fitted with a dripper cap and contains 5fl oz.

Suitable for Vegan, Kosher and Halal diets.

 

Introducing: Reber Electric Tomato Strainers

Summer time is close and that means lots of garden fresh produce! Whether you grow your own or buy it at the farmers market, the window is short! If homemade sauces, jams and salsas are what you seek we've got some exciting news: We're now the U.S. retailer of Reber Electric Tomato Strainers! These guys have been producing some quality Italian made equipment for some time and are very well known in Europe! When we learned about their wares, we knew they were just want many of you canning enthusiasts have been looking for.

Here's how it works: As tomatoes are fed into the hopper, they are moved down a spiral auger and pressed against the holes on the screen/cone. The auger gets progressively smaller, and the tomato continues to along the strainer holes. Only the pulp is able to exit the holes, and the seeds and skins are forced out the end of the cone into a waste bucket or even directly into your compost pile! 

We've tried all the tomato strainer machines out so you don't have to. That's right. Plastic ones, Vintage Ones, Cast Iron Ones, Aluminum U.S.A. Made ones. While we're partial to U.S.A. made products, we had to throw in the towel with this one. No one makes a tomato strainer quite like the Italians, and for just a little more than some of the nicer manual models out there, you can have an electric model that'll get the job done faster for years to come! Whether you call it a tomato strainer, tomato squeezer, tomato mill or tomato machine, they all do the same thing: process tomatoes fast for canning... Super fast! Tell you more?

Here's what you get: A 400W heavy duty electric motor with gears permanently lubricated with food grade oil. The motor is fitted to accept a beefy square shaft which means it won't round off or strip out like that value blender you bought at the discount store. The hopper, slash guard and collection tray are all stainless steel. The auger housing is cast iron and coated with a food grade epoxy that is resistant to corrosion and rust. The auger itself is constructed from a food grade resin  for maximum durability, quiet operation and NO metal shavings or grinding.  This model is capable of processing up to 300lbs of tomatoes per hour. In other words, as fast as Uncle Sal can feed them into it! 

If that's not enough, come fall time you can put this machine to use making some of the freshest apple sauce out there. The included strainer cone has 1.5mm holes and is great for apples, but we also offer cones for a variety of other food projects like jams and salsas. Bringing the people you love together to continue a time honored food story? Now that really is amore!

Start planting now, because this may be your most productive harvest season yet!

Cheers,

~A.W. Cornwell - Director of Sales

Introducing: The Raw Rutes Kale Razor - Kale and Herb Stripping Tool

It's starting to warm up outside, and it's time to start thinking about planting some delicious veggies! Here Raw Rutes, we're excited to be introducing the new Raw Rutes Kale Razor this spring! If you love your kale, you know the tastiest harvests come right after a little fall or winter frost! But don't wait until then to pick one up. You'll want this little guy for other jobs like trimming collard greens and chard, and it can also be used on just about every herb that can be grown in your garden.
We spent the winter months testing out the other kale stripping tools out there, and found none of them to our liking, so we crafted our own! Our tool doesn't rip or get stuck. It gently grabs and shears kale and collards from those tough stems and means you'll be making kale chips and delicious salads in even faster! You've got two ways to use it, either the pre-measured holes or you can use the speedslot and slide the tool perpendicular to the stems for even faster shearing. Did we mention that it's not plastic? It's made from recycled food-grade stainless steel, making it just a little sharp, and VERY durable. 
As always, you can feel good knowing that this product is made in the U.S.A. right here in Buffalo, NY! That means you are supporting our domestic economy and keeping jobs here in the United States, where they directly and indirectly benefit us all! 
Since we feel so good about this product, we're offering a lifetime guarantee on the construction, so aside from using it as a screwdriver (not recommended), if it ever fails you, just send it back, and we will send you a brand new one, no questions asked. :)
Happy Planting Season! 
~A.W. Cornwell - Director of Sales