Garden Juice

July 25th, 2012

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Here’s a juice we cannot get enough of this summer. When heirloom tomatoes begin to shine in their rainbow of colours, when cucumbers are sweet and herbs are in abundance – that is the time for this healthful drink.

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All the credit for this juice goes to my husband, a lover of V8 in the past. I especially like it with the addition of dill, it’s such a characteristically summer herb. Include some salt and pepper to spice things up, my husband even likes to add Old Bay. As you can imagine, this juice could also satisfy a Bloody Mary fan. You know, minus the kick.

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I didn’t specify any amounts in the recipe. All of the veggies included, especially heirloom tomatoes, have a crazy size range in the summer. Just try to have an even ratio or use more of your favourite vegetable for a stronger taste.
We’ve been having a very rainy summer with loud daily thunderstorms. We wouldn’t mind it wasn’t for Paloma’s newly developed fear of thunder and lightning. Otherwise a very brave girl, she weeps under the blanket for the whole length of a storm. Hopefully she will grow out of it soon. Any similar stories among the crowd?

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Garden Juice
summer tomatoes
cucumbers
bell pepper
celery
carrots
fresh herbs such as dill, parsley, cilantro, mint, oregano
sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, any other spices of choice

You will probably need a juicer that is not centrifugal – single or double gear. When juicing, alternate soft and hard vegetables and herbs, using a fruit attachment. Add salt, pepper, and spices to taste at the end. Simple!

Tags: carrots, cucumber, drink, juice, pepper, raw, recipe, savoury, tomato, vegan

  • Sweet Faery says:

    Lately I am more into naturally flavored water and fruit juices but this looks really tasty too! Translation for your last two posts to come tomorrow!

  • Sous Chef Sean says:

    Sounds like a much healthier version of the store bought, full of sodium V-8. Sorry, but I still need to add the kick, at least every other Sunday brunch. Beautiful photos.

  • foodporn.net says:

    Your garden juice looks so fresh. :)
    I don’t mind drink this every day. LOL.
    Thank you for sharing. :)
    You can submit your garden juice pics on my Food Photography site.
    It is a food (and drink of course) photography site where members can submit all food (and drink of course (again) LOL ) pictures that make readers hungry.
    Well, you know it’s fun to make others hungry (and thirsty)! :D

  • Unknown says:

    Beautiful, as always!…

    To help Paloma, you may try to talk through her fear – what happens before, during (as much as she wants to talk about it) and after. Naming the fear makes it less frightening, similar to “know your enemy” paradigm. There is a description of this techniques in “whole brain child” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson – no affiliation, just found it helpful dealing with my son’s fears.

    Enough of non-food talk, off to make some juice. :-)

  • Tanya says:

    I’m still afraid of thunder myself, so I understand Paloma well. What a great idea for a juice though, thank you!

  • how delicious and healthy! now all you need is some vodka ;)

  • This looks just delicious, will have to make myself one asap! Lovely photographs and styling.

  • cheffingit says:

    Yum! I’ll have to remember this one!

  • V8 has nothing on this!

  • Golubka says:

    Thanks so much for your comments, everyone!

    Unknown, thanks so much for your advice. So far, talking about it hasn’t brought any results, but we’ll keep trying :)

  • Joanna says:

    Great blog!! Just found it and love love love the pictures and recipes.

    My four year old has always been afraid of thunder but it miraculously was cured when a thunder storm broke out when being in the car and he could see the lightning all around us. All of the sudden it turned into something “cool”. I thought it would freak him out even more, but no.

  • Im dying to taste all the varieties!

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