My MIL picked up a neato strainer type thing at a garage sale. It's a metal cone with holes like a colander, but smaller holes than a colander usually has. It has a stand with a ring that the cone sits in, and a wooden conical pestle for shoving food through it. It gets the fibers out of applesauce in no time flat and is much easier to clean than a wire mesh strainer. What's it called, do they still make them and where can I get one?
Also, is there any reason not to season baby food with spices (not salt or sugar) if the baby likes it that way?