Monday, December 8, 2014

Rhubarb Lemonade And Healthy Food

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. 

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