I just finished making a pitcher of rhubarb lemonade and all I can say is MY OH MY! Oh, it is good! The picture I have with the recipe has red lemonade, but most of my rhubarb is green. I think in the early spring I do get more red, so that will be interesting. This was just the color of lemonade. The recipe is to take 2 cups of rhubarb, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1-1/2 cups of water and boil and then simmer 10 minutes. Squeeze about 5 lemons to get 1-1/4 cup of lemon juice. I let the rhubarb cool and strained into the pitcher with the lemon juice and added 4 cups of water. I will try to remember tomorrow to take a picture of it.
Today, I thawed some plums and pitted them. I put them through the juicer with some apples and we had that for breakfast. It was pretty good. For supper, I made the same recipe before with the beets, apples, carrots, and ginger. There were more greens with these beets, so we had a lot of juice. I had over 5 cups. I saved 1 cups for my husband to drink in the morning before work.
I am going to thaw tomatoes tomorrow and make tomato soup. I am getting excited about the garden for next year. I moved a little bit of compost that needs to finish. I cut down all the old dead plants in the new herb garden and getting ready to spread compost on it and I will do the same with the old herb garden. It will need a lot of work next year. It is still overgrown even after I moved a lot of plants to the new herb garden.
I am trying to decide where to plant greens and beets and I want to start getting it ready. I am going to put rabbit manure and compost and put straw on top of that and then when the ground thaws I will turn it and be ready to plant early. I am going to see if my son and husband can make a couple of cold frames. This year, might be the year they build a greenhouse too.