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!
1/2 head romaine lettuce
2 celery stalks
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?