Every year it happens. I always get so zealous about spring planting, herbs, tender young greens, tomatoes and peppers. For some odd reason I thought this year would be different and that we wouldn't get that odd freeze this late in the season. But apparently its coming tonight.....temperatures are expected to get around 30 degrees or below and I just couldn't bear risking the livelihood of my sweet young potted garden to the chilling night temperatures. So, this afternoon, I brought them all into our kitchen for a climate controlled night at the Shelton Inn. My kitchen island and cabinet tops are overflowing with happy, cozy plants. I can almost sense their gratefulness and if I didn't know better, I'd think they were humming a little tune.
Other than rescuing the garden, today has been relatively calm and very much a day of rest. I have enjoyed some exceptionally good juices today. Before church I had a quart of refreshing grapefruit, blood orange and Crystal Manna. Then for lunch, it was pineapple, parsley, apple & VitaMineral Green. Mid afternoon and evening was my daily favorite....celery, kale, romaine, green onion, cucumber, sprouts, red bell pepper, carrots, asparagus, garlic, lime, sea salt and jalapeño. This smörgåsbord of veggies all marry very well together creating a deliciously savory juice that is a pleasure to my palate. It ends up making around 2 quarts. I usually chase this with a tbsp. of hemp or coconut oil. I keep trying to enjoy chewing bee pollen, but I have yet to feel the love. I choke it down a few times a week, but maybe I just have a funky brand or something. I know it is a spectacularly good addition to any diet, esecially when juice feasting, so I'll keep working on it.
I've got some really exciting things cooking (pardon the pun) this week. Tomorrow morning I am finally meeting with an online friend that I have been corresponding with for close to a year. She is driving in from Bartlesville, OK and we are meeting at my latest haunt, the Cherry Street Coffee House, for a pseudo raw meet up! I feel like I already know Angela and just like it was when I finally met Dhrumil and Philip, it will seem like we've know each other for a long time. There are other very cool things in the works as well, but I'll save those details for later.