Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Giveaway winner and more juice!

A big Congratulations to Sandie of Chatty Crone for winning my Christmas in July Giveaway.

Sandie won this Santa that I crocheted to be used as a decoration or he could also serve as a Christmas tree topper.

Feel free to see Sandie at Chatty Crone's to congratulate her. She's one of the most positive bloggers I know. I find her blogs very entertaining, full of information, fun facts, games, inspirationals and family happenings.

As you know I have rediscovered my Juiceman juicer due to the abundance of pears I've been blessed with, pears that nobody wants or appreciates because they are green and hard and just not fun, but you know what? I'm making them fun. They are juicy and I'm sure full of vitamins and I've been drinking pear juice since yesterday. 

I did have some vegetable juice last night, though. I juiced 1 carrot + 1 sweet potato + 1/2 scallion and it gave me about 6 oz of juice. It was sweet and spicy and delicious...I could have added a few drops of hot sauce, but I forgot to do that.

This morning I made watermelon juice from this big watermelon I have not been able to eat. It's not the sweetest melon in the world, but it makes for nice refreshing juice, see?

and just for a variation, I tried watermelon and pear and that was great too:

What I like about juicing is that all you have to do is wash your fruits and veggies and only cut off any spoiled or bad parts or skins that you think might taste bitter....I just wash and quarter the pears, but with the watermelon I did cut off the green part of the rind, but left the white. This one was not very sweet, but still made for refreshing juice.

I'm going to experiment more with veggies, but I really loved the sweet potato/carrot juice. I did not peel any of those, just wash and cut off little dark spots. The juicer separates everything and I have a friend who reserves the carrot pulp when she makes juice and then uses it for baking carrot bread. I want to try that next time I make carrot juice.

I've not baked the Pear Streusel Pie yet, but I want to do that today!


marianne said...

Congrats Sandie!
And that juice looks wonderful!
And did you look in your junk mail?

Hugs for Gizzy!

tierische-strickoper said...

Hallo Doris
Superschöner Blog, ich komme wieder!
Liebe Grüsse maggy

Ginny said...

Your last picture is very pretty! I am so glad that Sandie won the contest, she is a great blogger and good friend!

" me " said...

actually i don't like watermelon but that juice looks yummie !

Debi Y. said...

Congrats to Sandie!

Your fruit juices look delicious. :)

Anonymous said...

It is fun to stop by and see what you are experimenting with. The carrot/sweet pot. sounds good and healthy.

I love the Santa - that's cute!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yay Sandie! I love her blog too :-)

I'm jealous of all your pears - that's great :-)

Chatty Crone said...

I WON - YIPPEE I WON - I am so lucky - I love your little Santa and he will be right at home here - my tree has all Santa's on it.

Thank you!

I never ever thought about sweet potatoes in juice!!! I usually do apples, carrots, celery!

So it was good???

Love and thanks.

sprinkles said...

I've seen Carrot Juice offered in restaurants and stuff but have never tried it. I once commented to a waitress about that and she said, "You'd be surprised!"

Congrats to Sandie.

Ann said...

so you've been busy getting juiced (sorry couldn't resist that one)
Congratulations to Sandie