Friday, 29 June 2012

Caribbean Inspired Friday Juice juicing...yep.  Still at it.
Today I want to share my picture of this morning's juice ingredients and their benefits...or at least some of them.  In the pic below we have: Orange, Kiwi, Celery, Spring Greens, Coconut, Pineapple & Ginger.

Imagine trying to EAT it all...

I'd rather juice - Noice!

I have been pretty much making up my own concoctions but have found a few blogs out there who offer further reading and recipes.  A good one for 30 day juicing is here
I have today, saved my pulp and am about to look up how to make pulp biscuits. Failing that I'm gonna throw some of it into a soap...since today is a mass soap making marathon day.
I'm gonna enjoy you should always enjoy a Friday! 

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

I'medusa (a play on words)

I'm a juicer!
These past couple of weeks I've been a juicing mad woman.  I can't get enough of the benefits my body is feeling not to mention my skin....and my soap.
After pigging out on cake and cream and sweets for too long I decided it's time to break the habit and get healthy.  I've always been one for salad and fruits and wholesome vegetables and I do cook good meals for Matt and I at home, but I felt that I needed to change up my own diet.
I find it difficult to diet, I don't really need to do that anyways.  What I basically wanted was a healthier intake of food and drink.  I find it hard to 'eat' lots of fruit and veg so what better way to do it than to juice it all?! Pro's and con's there are but I feel better, I look better and to top it off the weight is coming off my middle!
How it all started...
I was scanning a second hand thrift shop in my home town for shelving for the workshop...oh and I also wanted a cafetiere so that I could enjoy good coffee as opposed to freeze dried crap.  I found my cafetiere - a Bodum one for £3.  BUT then I scanned some more and found a few little gadgets.  I'm not one for kitchen gadgets usually, but on this day the prices were too good to walk away.
I found a juicer! Kenwood, brand new for £3! I mean, £3...! *snatched*.
I then only went and found a Kenwood Smoothie Maker - £ Matt has been enjoying Banana & Ice Cream smoothies! Can't say I'm jealous...I'm really not.  Juice all the!'s a few Instagram shots of my recent juices and what they contained.

Monday Juice - 2 Cox's Apples, 2 Celery sticks, 1/2 a Cucumber and 1/2 a Galia Melon

Tuesday Juice - 1 red Grapefruit, 2 Celery sticks, 2 Cox's Apples, 1 Beetroot & an inch piece of Ginger

Wednesday Juice we're getting into
 EXTREME (  juicing!
1 Cox's apple, 3 Celery sticks, 1/4 Cucumber, 1 Orange & several Spring Green leaves. this point I was thinking 'ack' but yep..surprisingly good with a very clean taste.

Now....what to do with all that pulp?????

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Summer Solstice

Our Summer Solstice Release went live on our website yesterday.
Here's a few pics as I've absolutely no idea what to write, it's been so long!
And there was I saying I would be a better blogger. Pah!

'Cavendish Banana' 

'Festival'- remember this old chestnut? 

'Market Square'- with a whole pulped Kiwi & a lime. 

'Roman Bath House' - test batch 

'Tea Rooms' 

'The Olde Embankment' 

'Urchin Girl' 

I'm so completely out of touch with writing.  It seems that picture taking and tweeting has taken over.  I remember the good old days of mellow...yanno, just writing a weekly blog entry and interacting with many soapers across the globe via the comments form.  I now interact via video or my Facebook page or Instagram or Twitter. WTH happened?!!!
I think one needs to take stock and chill a little more. Nowadays writing a blog post is almost like putting pen  to gotta think a little before posting.  It used to come so easy to me, but yes, I'm struggling here.
I hope to do better next time.  Enjoy the pictures! x