With a friend lending me her juicer last night (she’s since moved on to using a NutriBullet), I’ve decided to give juicing a go.
I did a quick Google search, and ended up on a Beginner’s Guide to Juicing, that had this very simple recipe (along with a very excellent introduction to this whole juicing thing). I have no idea what I’m doing, and frankly the green colour of this is slightly terrifying, but I’ve eaten worse things (hello Maccas!) so I’m giving it a go.
It’s easy being green (although I did forget to add the cucumber).
Yield: 8-10 oz
- 1 apple
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 cucumber
- 4 stalks of kale
- 1 lemon
Another site the google lead me to was Green Juice a Day’s 5 Green Juice Recipes For Beginners. Will give some of these a go this week as well.
Nelson, New Zealand
Another New Zealand photo (I have literally thousands!), this one was taken on the short hike up to the geographical centre of the country in the town of Nelson. About six months after I arrived in NZ, I spent the better part of a month working in a backpackers there in exchange for accommodation. While the pace was definitely slower than Auckland or Wellington, Nelson was a beautiful place to regroup myself for a while.
Cox’s Bay Reserve, Auckland
After the cold and gray of yesterday’s photo, I thought I’d brighten things up around here with a photo from my old Auckland running route. The day I realized that the path I’d chosen lead to this one was a very happy day indeed! I really miss running in Auckland, despite the crazy assed hills, because the routes I ran were so very lovely with upside down pine trees (I never did learn what they were called), pohutukawa in full bloom in December, rivers, ferns, and wild shrubbery. Now that Im back in Toronto, surrounded by concrete and construction, I really long for my Kiwi days.
All of the cold weather Toronto is currently experiencing (hello polar vortex!) has reminded me of the last time I was well and truly frozen: the day I walked on a glacier in Iceland.
Mýrdalsjökull (say that 10x fast!) was one of the stops that the South Shore Adventure tour made on a day-long journey around that part of the country. This photo is not in black and white: this is exactly how it looked that day! It was very rainy and it seemed as though the clouds came right down to the earth. The black that you see is actually ash from when the somewhat nearby Eyjafjallajökull erupted the previous year.
Being at home, hiding from the extreme cold outside, and low on salty/carby snacks has means I’ve had to get creative. I made this recipe a long time ago and realized that with enough planning its PERFECT for when I want chips without all the salt and fat.
I’ve already made one batch and am seriously considering making a second. I make mine with a slight variation than the recipe: after boiling my mini potatoes (I like using the multi-coloured ones from Loblaws), I spray a lined baking sheet with olive oil spray, smash the potatoes on them. Then, I spray the potatoes with the olive oil spray, then sprinkle with sea salt and President’s Choice Garlic Blend and some hot chili flakes.