The Original All Metal Squeezo Strainer was designed in the early 1900′s, in Italy. Its inventor took it to America in 1907. The first Squeezo Strainers were sold to private homesteaders in 1919. Garden Way, a Vermont company, purchased and began distributing it in 1978. We purchased it in 2006.
This unique and time-honored kitchen appliance is emblematic of old-fashioned American quality standards. We have made improvements to materials, but not to design. The Squeezo design has worked perfectly for nearly 100 years and there is no reason to change it.
This year, however, it is time to update the recipe booklet that accompanies each Squeezo. Food preparation and dietary tastes and concerns have changed and we want to offer an up-to-date resource to those who choose to acquire a Squeezo. The current Squeezo Booklet was inspired by recipes customers, family and friends had shared over time. With social media, we have entered a new era. For this reason, we are very excited to reach out to fellow bloggers for recipes for the new Squeezo Booklet.
I am writing with an invitation. All Seasons Homestead Helpers and Granny’s Parlour would like to invite YOU to submit recipes. Would you be interested?
I initially emailed invitations to begin a conversation with a few bloggers, so I would make sure this invitation includes the information you need in order to decide if you wish to participate. I received a first response within minutes.
- Any material you submit will include proper credits to you and your blog/website. I will also post a list of contributors (with links) on our blog.
- You are welcome to participate even if you do not own a Squeezo, since you may still have a great idea for a recipe that uses sauce or purée from tomato, apple, berry, pumpkin, squash or beans.
- It can be a main dish, soup, baby food, snack or dessert. We can even include recipes for cat and dog food.
- You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you are a food lover and are willing to share one of your original recipes, then please consider yourself invited as well.
- Of course, all submitted recipes must be an original.
- Do indicate why you selected the recipe you are submitting. It is always interesting to introduce a dish with a personal touch.
- Since we wish to avoid changing the content you submit, we will adapt recipes in a way that does not alter original text and that makes it clear the Squeezo portion is from All Seasons.
- Also, your endorsement of the Squeezo is not a prerequisite. Perhaps you use a different sauce maker that works fine for you. Collaboration and acknowledging fellow bloggers and fellow foodies is the idea, as well as producing a new Booklet that will be a great addition to the Squeezo.
Since it is the first time we will put together a Squeezo Booklet using recipes collected from social media friends, I think this project could evolve in perhaps unexpected ways over time. We will need to select some recipes and leave others out so that we offer a good selection but keep it in a booklet format. I propose to acknowledge all submitting parties whether their recipe was chosen or not.
I will not be the one making the final selection. Be thankful for that! ha! ha! Granny loves to learn and write about food and food-related topics, but I am not what you might call an excellent cook myself, so the decisions rest with qualified individuals. I do make good breads, muffins and awesome dinner salads… but I digress.
We hope to begin putting this new booklet together by March and hope to hear from you promptly if you are interested. Please respond by mid-February at the latest.
Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please Submit Recipes to: email@example.com
Click HERE to submit a recipe.
Click HERE for a bit of Squeezo history.
Click HERE to view all entries for The Squeezo Booklet.
Click HERE if you would like the Squeezo Booklet in print.
Click HERE for Squeezo history, assembly, cleaning and use instructions.