beetroot and watermelon mustache

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From the garden: kale, spinach and parsley
From Elsewhere: New Zealand oranges, beetroot, ginger, watermelon
Wasn’t thinking so clearly this morning and I put the kale straight into the juicing machine before it’s photo shoot. Then I juiced the spinach before the second photo shoot. Ah well. The juice today was A+. The watermelon cancelled out the bitterness of the kale.
A juicing mustache today.

Let’s juice again, like we did last summer

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Ingredients: Carrots, New Zealand oranges, ginger, beetroot, kale and spinach
From our garden: spinach and kale

The vegetable garden is very giving. My spinach seems to have gone from a weenie thing to a giant overnight. I think I blinked.
There is satisfaction in growing vegetables.
Kale is a little bitter so I only included three stems this time around and the sweetness of the oranges and carrots balanced it nicely.
I’m making smaller juices this year.

Parsley ‘n oranges

Sometimes you need a break from kale. Pumped up with Vitamin C this morning. Not one, not two but three oranges and a lemon today.  I can feel the morning crispness of Autumn. She has arrived. Dew is on the grass, there is a stillness in the air, the days are sunny the evenings cool. Time to wear socks again.

Parsley, red shiso, green shiso, carrots, ginger, lemon, oranges.

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Not a lemon in sight

My first beetroot of significance from the garden. In all the excitement of bringing vegetables in from the garden I forget to include a lemon or an orange to the juice. The results were a tad on the bitter side. Let’s just say that it took some time to get through a glass. It wasn’t delicious but it wasn’t hideous but it was drinkable, a reminder to add something sweet or sour to contrast bitterness. A lesson learned until I forget again.
I avoided juicing a caterpillar at the 11th second, he held on during the rinsing but escaped the funnel of centrifugal blades and dropped onto the bench in time. Lucky him and lucky me! At least someone else finds my kale edible.

Kale, beetroot, ginger, parsley, carrots.

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