Friday June 27 2014
Looking over my seedlings and plants, I need to swap my excess. Just can’t bear to throw them away.
I have poc choy, 3 types of kale, tomatoes, corn, a couple watermelons, some swiss chard and radishes that I am weeding . I would prefer to swap with someone and share the love. I am in Takoma Park DC.and love to meet other urban gardeners. Looking for cantaloupe,cucumbers, squash, zinnias and anything else to swap.
Of course there is not “cure” for the common cold, however when I got sick a couple of years ago and the doctor seeing me said to come back in three weeks if I was still sick. I realized I would have to take action on my own.
So here is the produce that worked so well on my body and my cold was over in 3 days. Also, I made sure I got a lot alkaline water and rest.
1/4 of pineapple ( no skin)
3 leaves of the following:
Lacinato Kale (dinosaur)
Green Curly Kale
Red (purple Vein) Kales
Relax, look at the pictures and see which you are most attracted to. Results posted below.
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Gardens are hard to maintain generally, but in the Winter most folks wait past the cold weather until the spring. But look at all the wonderful produce you can grow during the cold rain, sleet, ice and snow. This video shows you want can thrive in the cold seasons.
Is it me, our is my juicing tasting better and better to me. I remember when I initially started juicing, sometimes I would drop a little Agave nectar in my juicing to sweeten it up. But after a week or so, I learned how to add apples, pineapple and berries. Now…I just drink what I have.
Now in December, it has been about 19 months since I started juicing in June 2012. And this month I have decided to celebrate my journey by ramping up my juicing and raw food intact.
I have found that when I take the time on the weekends to organize my produce. I have a better healthy experience during the week. So I purchased 30 of the special green bags. I use the Debbie Meyer Green Bags (See on the left Side Bar on this page for links). Here is how I sort them.
Have a clear space – I use the living room floor because I can watch TV while I am sorting them. I have construction size trash can bags on the floor in case of spillage. Then I take my green bags and place:
3-4 leaves of each green (kale, collards, swiss chard etc.)
1 stalk of broccoli
1 beet (I juice the beet and the leaves)
1 stalk of celery
Cranberries ( readily available in the cold seasons)
1 tumeric root ( not the powder, the actual root)
handful of spinach
1 large cucumber
1 large carrot
Juice or store in fridge. If you have any jars, store the in glass. Otherwise use what you have.
Realizing how tempting the holidays are – with Turkey, dressing and lots and lots of sugary desserts. I connected with 3 other friends last week and we purchase a wholesale bulk of vegetables and fruits.
Then we separated them into four-seys (four sections) and split the $$ four ways. We are going to do this every 2-3 weeks. It saves a boat-load of money and the veggies and fruits are delicious.
But here I am November 26th, almost time for Thanksgiving! And I have a bouquet of Collards and Mustard Greens, Purple, Curly and Red Kale and Brussels Spout Leaves to enjoy.