Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'Tis the Season of Gardening Catalogs

No matter how sick I am of my little garden patch in late September, my heart always skips a beat when I get the fresh new catalog in the mail in the middle of winter.  It must be a combination of "absence makes the heart grow fonder" plus just plain looking forward to spring...but here I am dreaming of what I will plant this year!

I can't help planning a "juicing garden" this year.  Vegetables that I was never interesting in preparing before have a new exciting perspective when I think about drinking them.  Of course there is the huge advantage of not having to pay the "organic" prices at the market!

Today's Juice:
1/2 head romaine lettuce
2 celery stalks
2 apples
2 pears
2 c. raw spinach

p.s.  Yesterday's attempt to drink 35 oz. failed.  What I learned from that challenge?  Waste not, want not!  When drinking solo, I can handle 24 oz. at the most at one juicing.  I saved the last glassful to drink later in the evening but by 9pm, when I was in the mood for it, the flavor had become far less palatable and the color had even browned.  Why not just juice what I know I can finish, and then just juice again later?


  1. I have been juicing what I know my daughter and I can finish, but I get SO sick of washing the juicer each time. LOL! I guess it's a catch 22. :-)

    1. Boy, do I know what you mean! Today I tried for the first time lining my pulp catcher with a plastic grocery bag. It worked great...at least that's one less part to clean. :)

  2. Rachel, I love seed catalogs too; they are so bright and colorful! Even though I don't garden, I have fond memories of pouring over the catalogs as a child. Maybe it's beause when we were young we had a choice between looking at them, or Dad's Land's End catalogs. ha ha no comparison!

    1. Those Lands End models weren't real men...just robots. With their perfect hair and teeth.