Garden Juice

July 25th, 2012

This post is also available in: French

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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
bell pepper
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.

  • 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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