A. gave me a juicer for Xmas and we’ve been having some fun trying it out, one recipe at a time. It’s interesting to try out vegetable juices and fruit/vegetable juice combinations — it’s not always easy to find veggie juices at the store (for example). Observe:
…all that said, we’re minding the expense through all this juicy enjoyment. Three pints of our tomato-based cocktail cost a little over $13 to make from scratch. I suppose you could argue that we are buying the vegetables and fruits at retail prices … and it does seem to take a lot of fruits/vegetables to make only “so little” juice … but it does make me reflect again today on Doctorow’s comments about how we measure quality of life in America. He mentions “bad food” and I don’t think he’s speaking strictly about greasy stuff — sadly, over-priced fresh fruits and vegetables are probably a big deterrent for many consumers.
For tonight: I’ll enjoy my juice. But I’m adding a bit more celery seed.