The Cleanse: Day 6

October 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Pizza fresh from the Garden, including being cooked in the garden, on the BBQ grill

Garden Pizza, So Colorful

Today has so far been a gorgeous day. Woke up to deep clouds and rain, which turned to snow about mid-morning. It’s now slightly sunny, go figure. Colorado is a weird place when it comes to weather, but I love it.

It rather mirrors my mood – One minute I’m content to sit on the couch and write or read. The next minute I’m buzzing around prepping food, cleaning, walking the dogs or whatever other task awaits. This morning started with detox tea and a good book. Of course, I had to snack a bit on the granola, it tastes so good! But not too much since I’m not sure if I’m going to be a couch potato or a kitchen witch today. This may end up being an indoor day based on the amount of snow and rain that has filled the gutters in front of the house.

Yesterday had to be a garden day. A potential freeze was predicted for last night and tonight is an almost certain freeze. While I live on an upslope and usually don’t get the freeze quite as soon as other places in the Springs, there’s no sense taking chances, so we harvested approximately 100# of vegetables out of the two gardens.

Today is the day to do something with all of that produce. So far I’ve made granola, steamed beans to freeze, frozen peaches and am in the process of drying peaches and apples. I still intend to make a big batch of vegetable soup to freeze, then prep parsnips, carrots, beets and potatoes to roast for dinner. There are large zucchini (and other summer squash) to use for making zucchini bread. The harvest was huge and there are still things in the garden that I will continue to harvest for another month or until they are gone. It’s so incredibly flavorful that I don’t even miss sugar, cheddar cheese, or bread…for now.

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