The Zen of Juicing and Springtime



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Finally after years of all sorts of other priorities, I treated myself to a juicer and today was the day I came to terms on how to use it and take it apart. All through this time of illness I’ve been thinking that fresh juice would be one of the best things I could do for my body to help with recovery, and today was the day.

Let’s just say I had great pleasure in checking the contents of my fruit stash and came up with an initial recipe of a gorgeous Gala apple, a lemon, half a melon and a “dirty” carrot. This latter term is local and refers to carrots which are straight from the ground and purely organic. I did take time to magic it into a clean carrot. I put everything together, stood back by an arm’s length and pressed the button.  Out came the most delicious juice to which I added ice cubes and then had the pleasure of drinking it, knowing that it was doing good to my overworked system. Roll on pears and blueberries! The world is my juicer…(apart from the odd cappucino or two).

I managed to walk outside today to check out the garden. The sun was so enticing and I sat on one of the chairs soaking up the healing rays and just simply breathing. It was lovely. The hedgerows are full of birds organising  nests and while I was sitting there a heron flew down the glen from the heronry, presumably heading for his favouite feeding grounds down on the shore.

The garden is in fine fettle, with marigolds, lavender, rosemary having survived the winter outside and my cyclamen has also survived the storms. Tulips, rogue hyancinth in bloom and mini-daffodils poking their noses through the shrubs. Even in a small area there was so much to look at. Time to hit the drawing board as plans are drawn up for this year. While I can’t do the physical work, I can plot and dream and think about what I’d like to see growing. “Dirty” carrots maybe.

One lovely source of inspiration is the catalogue from Sarah Raven. The catalogue is so beautiful I still subscribe to it, in spite of doing everything else on line to be as eco-friendly as possible.  The website address is at Sarah

I hope that you are enjoying the new Spring energy as much as I am. March can be an amazing month. I could echo a friend on Facebook today – “Lunch in the garden in March – love it”.  I’ve formed an intention….


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One response to “The Zen of Juicing and Springtime

  1. So glad you discovered the magic of juicing – gimme dirty any veggie or fruit and off I go – and isn’t spring just magic!

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