My husband has been gone to the US for a week. He got back last night, on Valentine’s Day. It was alright having some time all to myself. I’m working on some big projects and it was fun to have some endless days, especially on the weekend, to work and think and only stop to put a few bites of leftovers in my mouth. But I very much missed Allan’s juicing routine. I think I made it clear in Two Ways with Turnips that produce, all produce, is really inexpensive and organic in Tunisia.
We had a handy citrus juicing attachment for our food processor last winter and started the habit of making citrus juice everyday. This year, we made the investment in an extraction juicer so we could take advantage of the beets, carrots, ginger, pears, and apples we have available all winter, in addition to citrus.
Allan has taken this practice on almost like a form of meditation. We have a great produce shop just a block from our house and every few days we stop by, often after school. When we get home, Allan heads to the kitchen and while I work on dinner and we listen to news, he washes produce and then starts juicing. He used to make it every morning, but it involved quite a bit of clean up so he has taken to filling two or three Nalgene bottles and putting them in the fridge and then we have enough for two or three days. This juice is so electric and vitamin packed I almost worry sometimes what it can do to a body to consume the equivalence of an entire bunch of beets in one glass, but I’m taking my chances and so far, we are both super healthy.
My blood orange aperatif. Notice the frothy crema on the top.