9.26.2011

wanna come to my house for a "puker" ?

my husband's kind of a health nut.  
over the last 11 years, he's really rubbed off on me.  i hate to admit that before i married him, i wouldn't come close to any vegetable except broccoli.  in my own defense, i was only 19....

now, however, the only thing i refuse to eat {and won't make my kids eat} is squash.  

i hate it.  i don't think i'll ever grow to like it.  it's terrible.  and for those of you who love squash, i'm sorry, really.  i know how you feel.  because in our house, we love kale.  most people say they hate kale but i think it's because they haven't had it cooked right!!!
pretty much every day this summer {and until the kale is gone} we have a "juicer" which consists mostly of kale, carrots, zucchini, and sometimes cucumbers.

oh, sometimes we have two!

i like to live a balanced life, so sometimes i'll try and have two lattes.  you know, just to be fair!
 he he he!


and eventually we add apples from the orchard too, which helps the kids get it down.  
they do pretty well except our youngest son. he calls them pukers and tries to hide when he hears the juicer turn on. 
i think it's funny, but he kinda thinks it torture.  which i think is even funnier!

the only thing i don't like about the juicers is the mess!  i'm constantly spilling water all over the floor while washing the kale.  i don't want to eat any bugs, so i try to give them a really good scrub down, and even though i'm trying to be careful, i always end up with a ton of water on my kitchen floor!


but just look!  doesn't that look healthy and totally worth it?  

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oh, and if you're ever in the market for a juicer.  i highly recommend this one.  it's the breville juice fountain and it's the same price as the jack lalanne juicer from costco but it's so much better!  we had the jack lalanne, but returned it after finding this one.  i promise you won't be disappointed! oh, and just in case you don't trust me, read the reviews on amazon, they don't even come close!!

~tiff

5 comments:

Simply. Splendid. Living. said...

That looks very healthy! I'm a big health nut myself but also believe in balance so I get what you mean about the 2 lattes. : )

And thanks for the juicer recommendation, I've actually been wondering what's a good/affordable brand to buy!

Farmgirl Paints said...

we used to juice occasionally. i got lazy. it was soooo yummy. maybe i need to dust mine off:)

LuuLuu said...

I want a "puker"! If I had a garden I would juice it up everyday. We are very fortunate to have friends who share their wonderful produce with us. ;P On occasion we run to the store to get more produce. :) We actually have the Jack La Lanne's power juicer and love it! It's all about personal preference really.

JMorse said...

I didn't know you blogged. That's a pretty funny story :-).

virginiamae said...

Sounds healthy! I wish we could garden without having a $300 monthly water bill. =( We love kale in soups, but I like squash better ;) I just bought 2 from the farmer's market! Pretty pictures!

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